Alumni Advocacy

You can make a difference for the U.

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Alumni have a unique voice to tell lawmakers how the University of Minnesota has impacted their education, career, and life. During the 2016 legislative session, alumni helped send over 11,000 email messages to lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol. Together, alumni have a large impact on support.

Helpful Links

Use these links and resources to discover easy and effective ways for alumni to advocate for the University of Minnesota:

Join the Legislative Action Network

  • Sign up to receive weekly emails during session for action alerts and legislative updates to learn how proposed bills will affect the University of Minnesota

Contact your Legislator

  • Learn how to contact your legislator and share your University of Minnesota experience

Alumni Legislators

  • Review a list of current U of M alumni State Legislators

Advocacy Resources

  • Discover the impact that our University has across the State of Minnesota

Support the U Day

  • Join fellow alumni and students for the annual advocacy day at the Minnesota State Capitol

Election Day

  • Prepare for Election Day by following these simple steps


"I urge you to take the time to contact your State Representative and State Senator. They will listen to you. Together, we can have a significant impact.”

- Sandra Wiese B.A. ’81, UMAA Board Member speaking at the 2016 Legislative Kickoff Breakfast

For more information about University of Minnesota alumni advocacy, contact:
Adam Yust, Alumni Advocacy Director
200 Oak Street SE, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55455

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