The Governor’s State of the State Address kicked off our week, as members tuned in to listen to Walz’ administrations’ priorities and accomplishments for the year. As we near the end of session, we are packing in several more days on the hill, rallies, and ensuring we take the time to remember significant moments.
We celebrated the contributions made by county government employees, as they are often the public servants to work closest with constituents in areas of public programming, grant administration, and crisis intervention. Youth activists engaged with members to speak about the importance of offering programming to youth professionals to set them up for success. Launch Minnesota advocated on behalf of startup organizations to bring attention to critical grants that drive innovation among business owners.
We remembered Holocaust victims and stood in solidarity with the Jewish community on the solemn day of Yom HaShoah. We recognized Worker Memorial Day and the thirty-five MnDOT employees who have lost their lives while on the job, brining attention to dangerous work conditions and the need for continued work zone safety education.
Most of our weekly recognitions centered around public health and the importance of investing in medical professionals, technology, research, and communities to ensure health advocacy reaches near and far.