Resources for Providers
Tools to support providers in grassroots activities

ARRM's Policy Agenda
ARRM publishes its Policy Agenda annually to provide members and their staff a tool to communicate with public officials and legislators about issues affecting people with disabilities.
View ARRM's 2019 Policy Agenda.

Provider Rates Versus Inflation 2006 to 2015 Graph: Provider-rate increases amounted to 10.4 percent, whereas inflationary increases amounted to 23.3 percent.

Getting Started with Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit
Download our advocacy toolkit (Word doc) contains general information about grassroots advocacy, and will help your agency get started as you begin doing important grassroots work.

Letter Raiser Toolkit
Everything you need to hold a letter raiser activity. (Word doc)

Site Visit Toolkit
This comprehensive site visit toolkit guides you through setting up a visit with a legislator from the beginning to the end. It contains a handy checklist and a sample press release and invitation. (Word doc)

Top Ten Provider Tips: Grassroots Advocacy Best Practices Toolkit
Advice from your peers on how to make grassroots advocacy come alive and become a permanent part of your company culture. (PDF)


Other Resources:
Directions to the Capitol and Parking
This webpage will show you how to get to the Capitol in St. Paul, links to maps, where to find the latest construction updates, and information on where to park.

Minnesota's Legislature: A Session Primer
This primer of the legislature will give you a solid foundation on how Minnesota’s state government operates.

Site Visits and the Law
If you are a non-profit, there are some things the law says you can't do.

Six Concrete Steps CEO's/Executive Directors Can Take
Learn what you can do as a leader within your agency to promote grassroots involvement.

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