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
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.
You can find out which member of congress represents you by using this District Finder tool
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
Visit these links for further information on issues affecting the disability community on a national level. For additional resources, visit our Governmental Links
of Community Options and Resources (ARRM's National Assoociation)
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
The largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.