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CAP-HC pursues our advocacy goals through an educational lens rather than lobbying for or against specific legislative bills. This advocacy-through-education approach expands policymakers' awareness of community needs and the impact legislation can have in the fight against poverty. 

2024 Legislative Priorities

CAP-HC has identified the following priorities for the 2024 Legislative Session. These priorities are consistent with the 2024 Legislative Agenda from our statewide association, MinnCAP*. By promoting greater opportunity and support for traditionally marginalized communities in Hennepin County, these priorities are in alignment with the agency's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Educate policymakers about the importance of Minnesota Community Action Grant (MCAG) funding, setting up a discussion for future legislative requests.
  • Educate policymakers about the importance of Family Assets for Independence in MN (FAIM) Program, setting up a discussion for future legislative requests.
  • Collaborate with the Department of Commerce to expedite the allocation of workforce training funds and guarantee the preparedness of our network and weatherization service providers to efficiently utilize the pre-weatherization funds.

Minnesota Community Action Partnership (MinnCAP) - an association of the 24 Community Action Agencies and 11 Tribal Nations in Minnesota that are working across the state to end poverty 

Learn more about each of this year's legislative priorities.

Coalition Agendas

CAP-HC also supports the advocacy efforts of additional coalitions of which it is a member by offering input and educational support for their legislative agendas.

  • Homeownership Minnesota - a coalition of mission-based organizations that work in housing with a focus on affordable homeownership
  • Homes for All - a coalition of 150 organizations working to advance shared policy initiatives that lead to housing stability for all Minnesotans
  • Minnesota Head Start Association - advocates for low-income families and inspires high standards of service for young children by providing innovative leadership and programs to help children, families, and communities reach their full potential
  • Partners to End Hunger - a statewide network of service providers and advocates working to end hunger in Minnesota by motivating decision-makers to take supportive action on state and national hunger policy issues
  • Volunteer Driver Coalition - works to protect the viability of volunteer driver programs in Minnesota to help people thrive in their communities

Ways You Can Be an Advocate

We welcome community involvement in our advocacy work and invite you to share your story with us and/or your federal, state, and local officials.

— Share Your Story With CAP-HC

CAP-HC is frequently asked to speak to legislators about the experiences of community members with lower incomes. Hearing stories from our clients and partners is an ideal way for us to illustrate community needs, speak directly to the issues effecting the lives of Hennepin County residents, and explain how our programs and services help move people out of poverty.

— Share Your Story with Your Public Officials

If you'd like to share your experiences directly with public officials, contact your federal, state, and local officials to let them know what you care about. 

Find your public officials and learn how to contact them at


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