Annual MACTA Day at the Capitol on April 3, 2019
MACTA will hold a Day at the Capitol on April 3 to advocate on issues impacting local community television and local franchising. The all-day event is co-sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities and coincides with Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition Day at the Capitol.
Your participation is vital. This is your chance to meet directly with legislators, share your stories about the importance of supporting cable franchise funding of your local media center and municipal control of the public right-of-way.
The event starts with a meeting at the League building in which the group will hear from state officials as well as MACTA and LMC lobbyists. MACTA Lobbyists will review MACTA’s positions and provide talking points and materials to share with legislators. After lunch in the Governor's Dining Room near Capitol Rathskeller Cafe, you will be on your way to meet with legislators. MACTA lobbyists and legislative committee members are available to accompany participants in meetings if desired.
The meeting is intended for:
- MACTA members
- League members
- Alliance for Community Media (ACM) members
- ACM Midwest Regional members
City officials are encouraged to attend the event to advocate on issues impacting local community television and local franchising.
We are planning discussions to keep you connected with fellow advocates, ensure that you will feel confident and well prepared to meet your representatives, satisfied that your time and energy were well spent, and inspired to keep working.
The fee is $15 per person.
Tentative Schedule: April 3, 2019
Parking available at the League of Minnesota Cities.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING in the Blue Mound Room at the League of Minnesota Cities
Schedule will be fluid depending on the day’s legislative schedule.
Joe Bagnoli - McGrann Shea attorney and MACTA lobbyist
Daniel Lightfoot - League of Minnesota Cities Intergovernmental Relations Representative
Office of Broadband - Invited
House and Senate Leadership - Invited
Nancy Werner - NATOA General Counsel
Mike Bradley - Attorney, Bradley Law, LLC
Jodie Miller - Executive Director, NDC4 Cable Commission
11:30 - 1:00 Box Lunch and Networking
A box lunch will be provided in the Governor's Dining Room near the Rathskeller Café.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet with your legislators!
How to Schedule Your Meetings With Legislators
Use the following link to access our easy guide on How to Schedule Your Meetings with Legislators.
If you have any questions, concerns, or need help scheduling your legislator meetings, please contact Mark Martinez.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are scheduling your own meetings, make sure to do so at the time you register for the Day on the Hill. Legislators’ schedules fill up quickly. If you don’t schedule far enough in advance, it will be difficult to get a meeting.