Federal Grassroots

Federal Grassroots activities are important because state legislators learn what matters to their constituents through emails and letters, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings. Your contacts 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 member of congress. 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 Tim Walz  01  
Congressman Jason Lewis 
Congressman Erik Paulsen
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Congressman Keith Ellison
Congressman Tom Emmer
Congressman Collin Peterson
Congressman Rick Nolan
Senator Tina Smith
Senator Amy Klobuchar

Download ARRM's Minnesota Congressional Delegation Legislative Directory
This directory, in PDF format, includes contact information for each legislator, the name and contact information of their Health and Human Service aide in both Washington D.C. and Minnesota as well as an ARRM member who is service 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 is 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