If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.
We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.
Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.
Action Alert: Call Today to Help Protect Special Education in Minnesota
We need your help today to protect Minnesota’s special education law by calling your Representatives to oppose HF 998. The House Education Innovation Policy Committee is voting on a bill tomorrow at 8:15 am (HF 998) that would require the Minnesota Department of Education to conduct an independent cost benefit analysis to evaluate the “economic and educational effects of conforming Minnesota’s special education laws with minimum federal requirements.” We are extremely concerned this is a step to strip back MN’s additional protections for students with disabilities that exceed federal requirements, such as having transition planning begin at 9th grade rather than age 16 and requiring short-term objectives in the IEP.
We strongly oppose this bill and are encouraging parents and advocates to call members of the House Education Policy Committee immediately to oppose this bill. If your Representative is on this committee or an author of the bill (see lists below), we need your help! If you are not sure who represents you, you can look it up here: http://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/.
|House Education Policy Committee Members
Sondra Erickson 15A (R) (Princeton)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBrian Daniels 24B (R) (Faribault)
E-mail: email@example.comCarlos Mariani 65B (DFL) (St. Paul)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgCal Bahr 31B (R) (East Bethel)
Peggy Bennett 27A (R) (Albert Lea)
David Bly 20B (DFL) (Northfield)
Drew Christensen 56A (R) (Savage)
Matt Grossell 02A (R) (Bagley)
Barb Haley 21A (R) (Red Wing)
Randy Jessup 42A (R) (Shoreview)
Mary Kunesh-Podein 41B (DFL) (New Brighton)
Fue Lee 59A (DFL) (Minneapolis)
Erin Maye Quade 57A (DFL) (Apple Valley)
Laurie Pryor 48A (DFL) (Minnetonka)
Jason Rarick 11B (R) (Hinckley)
Dean Urdahl 18A (R) (Grove City)
JoAnn Ward 53A (DFL) (Woodbury)
Glenn Gruenhagen (R) (Glencoe)
Email: email@example.comDebra Kiel (R) (Crookston)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgJoe McDonald (R) (Delano)
Email: email@example.comGene Pelowski (DFL) (Winona)
Cindy Pugh (R) (Chanhassen)