October Association Update
LeadMN Scholarship Deadline - November 1
Apply for one of nine scholarships available to students. Apply here.
Election Day — November 3
Be sure to have your voice heard. Find your polling location here.
January Student Leadership Conference — January 7-8
Students will learn about the legislative process and learn to effectively advocate to make college affordable! There will also be workshops to strengthen your leadership skills and bring an equity lens to your Senate. Register Here.
Testimony to the Minn State Board on Making Decisions -October Meeting
With the election less than two weeks away, our attention will quickly turn to the upcoming legislative session and how that will impact students access to quality affordable education in Minnesota. This conversation comes at a time when students are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that the Board of Trustees makes decisions with a sense of empathy and urgency.
KARE 11: Record number of early ballots have been accepted in Minnesota
Students are voting at record numbers in Minnesota. Kare11 talks to LeadMN about how students are engaged in the 2020 election.
Minnesota Legislature Passes Historic Bonding Bill
During the fifth special legislative session of the year the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate passed a $1.9 billion bonding bill, the largest in state history. Included was $90 million for Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement and projects at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Star Tribune: At community colleges, new hurdles in turning out the vote
There are signs the full-court press is working. All told, LeadMN has registered more than 3,000 students to vote this year. The puppy event alone resulted in about 150 sign-ups. Statewide, registration among students 18-24 is up 12% over 2016.
Testimony to the Minn State Board on Priorities for the Year - September Meeting
Learn about the four priorities that LeadMN student leaders will be working on.