Our State & Federal Legislative Agendas Are Set
In November 2018, our Board of Directors set the organization’s legislative agenda. Below lists both the state and federal legislative agendas.
State Legislative Agenda
One: Students United supports the Minnesota State 2019 Legislative Biennial Budget Request.
$37 million to support ISRS
$169 million to provide funding for programs and inflationary costs
$25 million to provide two new scholarship programs targeting enrollment and completion
“Mn State College Promise Program” for new and continuing college students
“Mn State University Transfer Scholarship” for transfer from our colleges to our universities
$15 million to address the workforce gap through innovative career, technical and professional programming serving business and industry
Two: Students United is committed to advocating for the Legislature to uphold the Minnesota Statute Section 135A.01 that states it is the policy of the MN Legislature to fund 67% of the cost of public postsecondary education.
Three: Students United supports increased funding for the State Grant for state university students.
Federal Legislative Agenda
One: Students United supports fully funding and expanding eligibility of the Pell Grant
Two: Students United supports the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and believes all students are entitled to an equitable academic and student life experience with all its benefits.
Three: Students United opposes the recent Title IX changes proposed and made by the Department of Education.
Four: Students United supports efforts to make textbooks more affordable.
If you are a student who is interested in learning more about our agenda or want to become a better student advocate. We encourage you to attend our Advocacy Conference this upcoming February. To register or for more information click here.