Advocacy Timeline

  • March 30, 2016

    Hearing on Scholarship Tax Credit Bill

    Kids from minority communities stand to gain the most from wider parental choice in education. When the House held a hearing, Isidro Bautista, parent of 3 children, testified in support of the scholarship tax credit bill.

  • January 24, 2017

    Hearing in House Education Policy Committee during National School Choice Week

    Houston White and Reynolds-Anthony Harris, gave moving testimony in the House Education Policy Committee.

  • January 25, 2017

    Rally for Kids at the Minnesota Capitol

    KARE-11 reported on the Rally for Kids at the Minnesota State Capitol - "People at this rally are all for families having more choices for their children."

  • February 9, 2017

    The Equity & Opportunity Scholarship Act passed the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee

    The Equity & Opportunity Scholarship Act, HF 386, passed the Minnesota House Education Finance Committee today and headed to the House Taxes Committee. This bill was authored by Rep. Ron Kresha and students from St. Agnes School came out to support the hearing.

  • February 16, 2017

    Hearing in Minnesota House Taxes Committee on Equity and Opportunity Scholarship Act

    Parents and teachers from Cristo Rey High School joined the House Taxes Committee to testify in support of Opportunity Scholarships.

  • March 13, 2017

    Hearing on Opportunity Scholarships in the Senate K-12 Finance Committee. Bill was sent to the Senate Taxes Committee

    Reynolds-Anthony Harris and Houston White of the MN Harvest Initiative, and Jeb Myers, President of Christo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, testified in support of Opportunity Scholarships today before the MN Senate K-12 Finance Committee.

  • March 15, 2017

    Legislation passed the Senate Education Finance Committee

    Legislation, led by Senator Roger Chamberlain, passed the Senate Education Finance Committee on Monday with Houston White, Reynolds-Anthony Harris and Jeb Myers from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School providing testimony for legislators!

  • March 21, 2017

    Hearing in the Minnesota Senate Taxes Committee

    After moving out of the Senate Education Finance Committee the previous week, MN Harvest Initiative's Reynolds-Anthony Harris, Ascension School principal Benito Matias and Christo Rey High School president Jeb Myers gave strong testimony in the Minnesota Senate Taxes Committee.

  • April 4, 2017

    Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House Omnibus Tax Bills were both passed out of their chambers including Opportunity Scholarships

    In a positive move for students and parents -- the Minnesota Senate passed its Tax Bill and the Minnesota House passed its Tax Bill. Both bills included Opportunity Scholarships which will help remove barriers that prevent children from being able to attend schools that meet their needs.