Federal Grassroots

Federal grassroots activities are just as important because as statewide grassroots efforts. Legislators learn what matters to their constituents through emails, letters, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings. Your interactions with them can shape key decisions that affect disability service providers and the people they serve across Minnesota

At the national level, every citizen is represented by three persons: two Senators and one Representative. Their responsibility is to concentrate on issues of national interest such as Medicaid, federal tax policies, immigration laws and national defense.

View ARRM's Resources for Providers for additional tools that will help your agency with both Federal and local grassroots work.

Current Federal Issues
Visit our Federal Issues webpage for a current list of current topics we are tracking and how they impact the disability community.

State Politics vs. Federal Politics

Download this one page document to better understand the differences between state level and federal level politics and how you can be involved.

Legislative Directory

You can find out which member of congress represents you by using this District Finder tool.

Legislative District
Congressman Jim Hagedorn 01  
Congresswoman Angie Craig
Congressman Dean Phillips
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Congressman Tom Emmer
Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach
Congressman Pete Stauber
Senator Tina Smith
Senator Amy Klobuchar

Download ARRM's Minnesota Congressional Delegation Legislative Directory
This directory includes contact information for each legislator and their Health and Human Services Aide in both Washington D.C. and Minnesota. It also includes an ARRM member who serves as a resource for each congressional district.

Minnesota Congressional District Maps

For more detailed Congressional District maps, visit the Secretary of State's website

Federal Resources
Visit these links for further information on issues affecting the disability community on a national level.  For additional resources, visit our Governmental Links webpage.

ANCOR American Network of Community Options and Resources (ARRM's National Assoociation)

Congress.org Congress.org is a non-partisan website dedicated to building a knowledge base for professionals wishing to better engage their communities, and includes information on national legislation.

The Arc The largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Federal Connections

View recent photos and videos of ARRM members and staff with Federal representatives.

For more information:
Sara Grafstrom
Director of State and Federal Policy
651-291-1086, ext. 8