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Annual Legislative Briefing brings together U of M supporters to advocate for university priorities

Contacts: Jeff Falk, University News Service,, (612) 626-1720

January 27, 2012

The University of Minnesota will hold its annual Legislative Briefing from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis.

The Legislative Briefing brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university to rally behind the U’s legislative priorities. The event will include remarks from university President Eric Kaler.

Participants will be encouraged to increase their grassroots advocacy efforts on behalf of the U throughout the legislative session. New this year, university students from around the state will interact with event attendees and share advocacy methods via Facebook, Twitter and through the U's Support the U website (

The event is expected to draw more than 600 people. Advocates may participate in the briefing via live webcast at z.umnedu/watchlive. Registration is open for online participation through Jan. 29.

The 2012 Legislative Briefing is sponsored in part by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is a membership organization that has advocated for the university’s work for more than a century. For more information, go to or call (800) 862-5867.

For more information about U of M advocacy programs or other initiatives, see

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