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Join with hundreds of students from across Minnesota's community and technical colleges to advocate for making college affordable, address mental health challenges that students face and ensure that students basic needs are being met. At Advocacy Day you will learn about the issues that we are fighting for, and how students can have an impact at the capitol. We will setup a meeting with your elected officials so that you can share your story on legislators can better support students at the capitol.


  • Share your story with elected officials
  • Advocate on behalf of other students
  • Play the legislative training game
  • Learn about LeadMN's legislative agenda
  • Hear keynotes from politicians
  • Hold legislators accountable to invest in community college
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Lodging & Location

Radisson Hotel St. Paul Downtown
161 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

Day 1 Conference location

LeadMN Office
1515 S. Robert Street
West Saint Paul, MN

Day 2 Conference location

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.,
St Paul, MN 55155


If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to Fatu Magassabou, Associate Executive Director, at  

Accessibility and Accommodations

We're committed to making sure that every attendee is able to attend the conference as their full self. If you require any accommodations at the conference, please contact Mameneh at with details about your needs. Check out our Accessibility Statement for more information.


In order to attend the 2023 D.C. Summit, students must first attend Advocacy Day 2023.

Vaccines and Masks

Students are strongly encouraged to get the two Covid-19 vaccinations and the booster, and also to wear a mask while indoors at the conference. We have made this decision based on Minnesota State and CDC guidelines.