Government Relations

Congressman Tom Emmer visits MN/Dakotas Chapter Company of the Year - Plastic Products.  


You're Going to DC!- Video

You're Going to DC Handout 

2018 Legislative Visits

2017 Legislative Visits 

2016 Legislative Visits

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Proclamations from the governor's of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota in recognition of the Chapter's 25th anniversary and Employee Ownership Month.


North Dakota 

South Dakota

 Company Legislative Visits

One of the most important things you can do as an ESOP company to ensure the stability and viability of ESOPs is to invite your government representatives to visit your company.  Here is a recap of visits made in 2013.  In the Advocacy links listed below you will find helpful information on how to set up a Congressional Visit.   It's easy, it's fun, and its about ESOPs not politics!

2015 Legislative Visits

2014 Legislative Visits 

2013 Legislative Visits

Congressman Ron Kind visits W.A. Roosevelt (Dakota Supply Group) 

Senator Amy Klobuchar visits Diversified Plastics in Brooklyn Park - September 20, 2013





Government Relations Committee

Theresa Ferret Chair  
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 How to Host A Company Visit 

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Current Newsletters



H.R. 2096  Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2015 ({%22search%22%3A[%22hr+2096%22]}&resultIndex=1)
S. 1212  Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2015 ({%22search%22%3A[%22s+1212%22]}&resultIndex=1)


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Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee advocates for broad-based employee ownership through employee stock ownership plans to Congressional leadership on behalf of ESOP companies in Minnesota and the Dakota's. This is achieved through proactive communications and meetings with Congressional delegates and their offices.

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