Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

Advocacy

Update (Feb. 9, 2019):

The Minnesota House and Senate have proposed companion bills that include language related to social studies education. 

Please take a look at SF 294 and HF 249. If you have feedback, feel free to email Jessica Ellison. Also, be sure to contact your elected officials with your thoughts!


MCSS President Jessica Ellison encourages social studies teachers to take a look at proposed legislation that would impact social studies and other classrooms. 

Specific social studies funding is included in the education bill  (Sections 2231, 2232, and 2233) that was negotiated in conference, between the House and the Senate. Contact information for members of Congress is listed below.

Department of Education ESSA website

Every Student Succeeds Act (passed December 2015)

Senate version, "Every Child Achieves Act" (passed July 2015)

House version, "Student Success Act" (passed July 2015)

Resource: Recorded webinar on advocacy from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).

Senator Tina Smith

E-mail Sen. Smith

  • St. Paul Office: 60 East Plato Blvd., Suite 220, St. Paul MN 55107;(651) 221-1016
  • D.C. Office: 309 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; (202) 224-5641
  • Twitter: @SenTinaSmith
  • Smith's website

Senator Amy Klobuchar

E-mail Sen. Klobuchar

  • Twin Cities Office: 1200 Washington Ave. S, Room 250, Minneapolis MN 55415; 612-727-5220
  • D.C. Office: 302 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510; 202-224-3244 
  • Twitter: @AmyKlobuchar
  • Klobuchar's website

1st District -- Rep. Jim Hagedorn
E-mail Rep. Hagedorn

  • Mankato Office: 11 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 301, Mankato MN 56001; 
  • D.C. Office: 325 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC, 20515; 202-225-2472
  • Twitter: @RepHagedorn
  • Hagedorn's website

2nd District -- Rep. Angie Craig
E-mail Rep. Craig

  • Burnsville Office: 12940 Harriet Ave S, Burnsville 55337; 651-846-2120
  • D.C. Office: 1523 Longworth Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-2271
  • Twitter: @AngieCraigMN
  • Craig's website

3rd District -- Rep. Dean Phillips
E-mail Rep. Phillips

  • Bloomington Office: 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Civic Plaza 2nd Floor, Bloomington, MN 55431; 952-563-4593
  • D.C. Office: 1305 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-2871
  • Twitter: @DeanBPhillips
  • Phillip's website

4th District -- Rep. Betty McCollum
E-mail Rep. McCollum

  • St. Paul Office: 165 Western Ave. N, Suite 17, St. Paul MN 55102; 651-224-9191
  • D.C. Office: 2256 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-6631
  • Twitter: @bettymccollum04
  • McCollum's website

5th District -- Rep. Ilhan Omar
E-mail Rep. Omar

  • Minneapolis Office: 404 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55401; 612-333-1272
  • D.C. Office: 1517 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-4755
  • Twitter: @IlhanMN
  • Omar's website

6th District -- Rep. Tom Emmer
E-mail Rep. Emmer

  • Otsego Office: 9201 Quaday Ave. NE, Suite 206, Otsego MN 55330; 763-241-6848
  • D.C. Office: 503 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-2331
  • Twitter: @RepTomEmmer
  • Emmer's website

7th District -- Rep. Collin Peterson
E-mail Rep. Peterson

  • Marshall Office: 1420 East College Dr. SW/WC, Marshall MN 56258; 507-537-2299
  • D.C. Office: 2204 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-2165
  • Twitter: @CollinPeterson
  • Peterson's website

8th District -- Rep. Pete Stauber
E-mail Rep. Stauber

  • Duluth Office:  5094 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite 900, Hermantown, MN 55811; 218-
  • D.C. Office: 126 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515; 202-225-6211
  • Twitter: @PeteStauber
  • Stauber's website


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