2017 Epilepsy Awareness Day at the Capitol:
Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota hosts an annual Day of Epilepsy Awareness at the capitol while our state legislature is in session. This event gives people with epilepsy and their family, friends, caregivers, and advocates a chance to meet their elected representatives, tell their stories, and advocate for legislation that could make an impact on their lives.
Why Participate at Day at the Capitol?
There are many reasons to join EFMN at the capitol for Epilepsy Awareness Day! Our elected representatives rely on the input of their constituents to govern, so this is your chance to meet your legislators face-to-face and let them know about the unique challenges and experiences that people with epilepsy face. Additionally, keep in mind that:
Meet your elected officials, share your epilepsy journey, and advocate for those affected by seizures! EFMN staff will make legislative appointments for participants. The event is from 8 AM – 2 PM; if you’re unable to stay the entire time, please let us know so staff can make your appointment accordingly. Lunch, materials, and transportation from EFMN (via the light rail) are provided!
Tuesday, March 7th
8:00am - 2:00pm
Sign up here!
Meet at the Department of Transportation Cafeteria (395 John Ireland Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155), or take the light rail from the EFMN Office (Suite 300, 1600 University Avenue, Saint Paul MN, 55104).
If you can't make it:
That's okay! You can still contact your state representatives via phone or email to talk about your experience with epilepsy and discuss your opinions on the issues outlined above. Find your state representative's contact information here.