For Immediate Release
March 30, 2021
Contact: Samantha Hanson
Page Amendment Celebrates Successful Advocacy Week
ST. PAUL, MINN. – Last week, the Page Amendment held its Week of Action, the campaign’s official statewide education and advocacy week. The campaign hosted several events for Week of Action, including a youth voices panel, a business leaders panel, and a community lobbying day.
Page Partners, the individuals and organizations supporting the amendment, showed up to support quality public education for all Minnesota children by attending events, contacting their representatives, and engaging with the Page Amendment online. During Week of Action, there were
160+ messages sent to legislators in support of the Page Amendment
22 organizational Page Partners engaged, including the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), Minnesota Business Partnership (MBP), and Bridgemakers
120+ individuals Page Partners registered for events
two new members added to the Our Children MN board of directors, Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, former superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools and professor at Minnesota State University Mankato, and Justice Kathleen Blatz, former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and state representative.
The campaign also worked with Pollen Midwest, a Minneapolis-based media arts organization, to create original visual and spoken-word art inspired by the amendment. Artist Tou Yia Xiong and poet Michael Kleber-Diggs created art for the amendment’s Week of Action. Kleber-Diggs shared his original poem, The Child Arrived, during the youth voices panel on Monday, March 22.
Week of Action was for Minnesotans to learn more about the amendment through a series of educational events, and then connect with local lawmakers and share why they support quality public education for all Minnesotans.
Our Children MN is an organization working to inform Minnesotans of the state’s education gaps and to build support to pass the Page Amendment. Learn more about the Page Amendment at https://ourchildrenmn.com/.