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Essentials Monthly Briefing: Understanding the Legislative Process and the Importance of Advocating on Your Issues

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1 MASBO Credit(s)

Valerie Dosland
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 13, 2022
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Tags: Essentials


Curious about how the legislature works? Wondering how to effectively communicate with elected officials? If so, we have a session just for you. This session will help you gain an understanding of the Minnesota legislature and give you a 101 on how it works. You will learn the importance of grassroots advocacy, different ways you can connect with your elected officials and how to craft your elevator pitch to tell your school finance story.



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Valerie Dosland is the Director of Government Affairs at Ewald Consulting, where she provides government relations and lobbying services to clients in the areas of early childhood and K-12 education. Valerie assists her clients in policy development, lobbying and monitoring of legislative activities as well as grassroots development and engagement. Prior to joining Ewald Consulting in 2005, she worked for nine years at the Minnesota House of Representatives as a research consultant specializing in the areas of early childhood and K-12 education. Valerie is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A., is an alumni of the U of M’s Humphrey Policy Fellows program, and serves on the board of the YMCA Youth in Government Program.