WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

THANK YOU to everyone who called and wrote legislators in support of the Hmong Museum. Legislators got your message and were impressed. We had a great hearing in the House of Representatives last week. Mai Vang, founder & chair of Hmong Museum, did a wonderful job testifying and gave a compelling case for why Minnesota needs the Hmong Museum. 

Where are we in the process?

Minnesota has a 2 body legislature: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each side will work on their own bills and then will meet together to come up with one final bill. 

The House has heard our bill and passed it! The Senate has not. So this week, we want you to help us reach out to the Senate and ask them to hear and pass our bill. 

How can you help? Let legislators know Hmong Museum is important! It’s simple, all you need to do is write or call Legacy Finance Committee.

About bill S.F. 2315

S.F. 1823: $275,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $275,000 in fiscal year 2021 are appropriated from the  arts and cultural heritage fund to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Humanities Center  for a grant to the Hmong Museum for the Hmong heritage programs to provide classes,  exhibits, presentations, and outreach about Hmong history and cultural heritage.
 
This bill is championed by Rep. Jay Xiong, Rep. John Persell, and Rep. Tim Mahoney.
 

How can you help?

1: WRITE or CALL THE LEGACY FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Write or call the list of members below. Here’s what you need to say:

  • Support Bill S.F. 2315
  • Make sure to specifically say “HMONG MUSEUM“. We need to be clear so there’s no confusion with other Hmong-related bills.
  • Share why you want this bill to pass. (See example message)
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LEGACY FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sen. Carrie Ruud
3233 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4913
sen.carrie.ruud@senate.mn

Sen. Andrew Lang
3205 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4918

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Sen. David Senjem
3401 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-3903
sen.david.senjem@senate.mn

Sen. Mark Koran
3101 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-5419

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Sen. Bill Weber
2109 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-5650
sen.bill.weber@senate.mn

Sen. D. Scott Dibble
2213 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4191

Use Mail Form

Sen. Andrew Mathews
3409 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-8075

Use Mail Form

Sen. Patricia Torres Ray
2225 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-4274

Use Mail Form

Sen. Chris Eaton
2403 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-8869

Use Mail Form

Sen. Jim Carlson
2207 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-297-8073

Use Mail Form

Sen. Jeff Howe
3231 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-296-2084
sen.jeff.howe@senate.mn

 

 

EXAMPLE LETTER 

Subject Line: Vote for HMONG MUSEUM, bill S.F. 2315

Dear Senator [Add name here…]

Please support house bill S.F.2315 to appropriate funds for HMONG MUSEUM.

Hmong Museum is important to me and my family because they provide experiences not found anywhere else, including…

  • [Add your reason here…]
  • Teaching of traditional Hmong embroidery, paj ntaub
  • Bringing together Hmong elders and Hmong artists to create original performances 
  • Providing film making skills to Hmong students in order to capture Hmong Secret War Veterans stories

Their work will help preserve Hmong history, stories and culture for generations to come.

I hope I can count on your vote!

 

Sincerely, 

Your Name Here

123 Main Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

email@address.com

Please tell your friends and family to write, call or show up for Hmong Museum!

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