Fridays with Fatima Volume 7

Keep reading to get the full Fridays with Fatima while it’s hot!
Legislative Recess
Lawmakers have been on spring break in their districts and meeting with Homes for All members.
Things continue to move quickly at the legislature, and the last committee deadline is on Friday, April 20, 2018 at midnight. Several committees schedules have been posted for the upcoming week, and they indicate that there will be many late night bill hearings with a Homes for All bill included in the agenda. We will keep you posted!
Homes for all Hearing
Our Health and Human Services bill will be heard Tuesday, April 10! The bill is toward the end of the agenda, and we want a FULL ROOM! The committee will recess and reconvene sometime later in the evening. We’ll know more later – check MCH’s Facebook on Monday and Tuesday for the exact time!
What: Homes for All HHS bill  H.F. 3402
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • 1:00 p.m. — Time note: the committee will reconvene in the evening at the Call of the Chair
Where: House Health and Human Services Finance Committee, 200 State Office Building
In District Meetings

Because our legislators are on spring recess this week, Homes for All had several in-district meetings planned throughout the state. Thank you to the following Homes for All partners for hosting or attending other In-District meetings! We are grateful for the hard work of our lawmakers and communities.

  • CommonBond in Red Wing
  • Grace House in Grand Rapids
  • Village of Hope in Bedmidji
  • Aeon in the Twin Cities
  • Health in All Policies in Duluth
I was able to attend one of those meetings on Thursday in Rochester with other coalition members. Rochester Habitat for Humanity organized a demolition day at one of their sites and drew lawmakers, organizations and community members who care about creating more affordable housing.
Click here for a clip from KIMT3 – Rochester local news.


Allison Streich (Homes for All Co-Chair) and Fatima Moore at the Rochester site!

This is Medicaid (TIM)

The TIM team continues to work endlessly in opposition to the Medicaid work requirement bill.  If your organization is interested in writing an op-ed or connecting directly with your lawmaker, let us know and we can help facilitate the process. Professionals, caregivers, doctors, medical centers, the Governor and many others have shared how costly, and injurious this bill will be for many Minnesotans who already face immense barriers. In addition, Nathan Chomilo with Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity (MDHE) wrote a great piece discussing the Medicaid work requirement bill. His op-ed was featured in the Pioneer Press and can be found here. The bill has been referred to the Ways and Means Committee in the House and Finance Committee in the Senate. Lawmakers need hear about the negative impacts of this bill and how it will affect communities. As we plan and organize for the next round of hearings we know there will be little notice to organize effectively.

Therefore, if you or your organization has the flexibility to be called on to testify on short notice, email me with your information asap: 

Thank you for a great week!