2233 University Ave. W. #355
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-251-0868 fax 651-917-3561
staff at mncitizensforthearts.org
This is a DIRECT RESULT of all of the grassroots contacts you have been making for the past several months asking legislators to preserve the intent of the Legacy Amendment, which is to fund arts and history activities across the state. So, thank you to all of you! The legislative session is moving fast and the fight is not yet over, so we need
to remain vigilent until session ends, which may be as soon as April 30.
Please say “Thank you!” to your legislator if they voted with us, and let your legislator know you are disappointed in their vote if they did not. House member emails can be found here: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/hmem.asp
that the money was raised through fraud, and they may be asked to give the money back for up to six years from the time of the gift. Currently
Minnesota nonprofits facing this situation are those that accepted donations from Tom Petters, Inc., which was later found to be a Ponzi scheme that defrauded many investors. The organizations accepting these donations had no knowledge, and no way of determining, that Petters was engaged in fraudulent activity. The bill reduced the period that donations to nonprofits are subject to clawback to two years.
The contest is open to all school-age children of military families in Minnesota. The three age categories are 1) Kindergarten to sixth grade; 2) Seventh to ninth grades; and 3) 10th to 12th grades. Winners from each category will receive an invitation to attend a reception at Sen. Franken’s St. Paul office to meet the
senator and his wife, Franni. Top winning poems in each category will be framed and displayed in Sen. Franken’s offices in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. The overall winner will receive
an autographed book by famed Minnesota author Garrison Keillor.
For entrance in Sen. Franken’s poetry contest, please submit a poem by April 16, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Office of Sen. Al Franken, c/o ‘Poetry Contest’, 60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107
Participants may only submit one entry, no longer than 300 words. Each entry must include the child’s name, the parent/guardian’s name, a phone number and home address, and the name of the child’s school. Please clearly indicate participant’s age category.