Dear Members of 490 and the Film Industry in Minnesota. It is the last official week of the State Legislature and the members of the political parties need to hear from us. Please contact; the politicians that represent you, the Governor and members of the Jobs & Tax committees. Call their offices or email them.
You can use these links to find contact info:
Esp. contact Jobs Committee Chair Jeremy R. Miller (28, R)
3107 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Members of the House Jobs Committee
Esp. contact Tax Committee Chair Pat Garofalo (R) District: 58B
485 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155
Who Represents Me? Legislative District Finder
It is important to create a personal message. Here are some things the MN Film & TV Board thinks are good content to include in your message,
"Your name and role in the industry, including a project you've worked on.
Thank you for including the Snowbate program in the current jobs bill at $500,000 annually, but in order to sustain a program that creates jobs and helps build a stable production industry, the investment needs to be much higher.
Without increased funding, we will lose Minnesota jobs and Minnesota stories to states that have the incentives to compete in this multi-billion dollar industry. "
Together, we can let our government know that our film industry is an important asset to our state and that to compete with other states in this trade, we need Government tax incentives for film in Minnesota to be successful.