ATTENTION TWIN CITIES
MN-AST's talented lobbyist, Tom Lehman, and several of his colleagues, are having a meet-and-greet and fundraiser for House healthcare leaders, including MN-AST's certification bill sponsor, Rep. Patti Fritz on Thursday, October 10thfrom 3-5 PM. Representative Tina Liebling, Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy, and many of her committee members, will be present at the event. This is a great opportunity for you to meet our bill sponsor and several members of the committee who will be hearing our bill in early 2014. Come get to know your legislators and tell them how important surgical technologists are to patients in Minnesota!
Plus, you will have a painless and free (REALLY!) way to make a political contribution and get your money back from the State of Minnesota under the MN Political Contribution Refund Program! Here's how it works:
The Minnesota Campaign Refund Program will rebate $50 per voter ($100 per married couple) each calendar year. All Minnesota voters are eligible.
Write a check to your favorite elected official - or, better yet for MN-AST's purposes, the Republican House or Senate Caucus, or the Democratic House or Senate Caucus
Leave the check with Tom Lehman at the event, and he will get you an official receipt and rebate application form to you.
Submit the form, and in 4-6 weeks you will receive your refund.
MN-AST can make their presence known if you come to the event; and MN-AST can flex its political muscles in support of certification and surgical patient safety if you contribute while you're there!
Details of the event are on the attached flyer. You can come any time, so drop on over to Dixie's on Grand, 695 Grand Ave., St. Paul, meet your legislators and show them your commitment to our bill.
We are aiming to get 20 techs to the event. It's in the middle of about 5 hospitals in St. Paul, and close to many others in the Twin Cities, so change out of your scrubs and become a political force!
Please RSVP, so we can let Tom Lehman know to look for you!
Minnesota State Assembly of AST