It was great to see Community Broadband Networks share the word on the upcoming Minnesota Broadband Day on the Hill…
Minnesotans are known for their penchant for politics, their belief in strong local communities, and their love of getting together. As high-quality connectivity becomes a critical component of every day life, people who live in rural areas of Greater Minnesota are coming together in St. Paul on March 15th. The Minnesota Broadband Coalition is sponsoring the first Rural Broadband Day on the Hill.
A Panel And A Press Conference
Registration for citizen lobbyists filled quickly, but there will be a Broadband Issues Legislator Panel at 9:15 central time in Room N 500 of the State Office Building. It will include Representatives Layman, Garofalo, Baker, and Johnson, Senator Simonson, DEED Office of Broadband Development Director Danna MacKenzie and will be moderated by Steve Kelley, Sr Fellow Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
They even list a few ways to participate even if you can’t get to St Paul…
Check out their step-by-step suggestions.
And remember, you can contact your legislators anytime via phone, email, or snail mail. You also should be able to meet with the Representative or Senators that represent you, although it may be difficult to get face time later in the session when committees meetings are extended and more frequent.