2024 Minnesota Literacy Day at the Capitol

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a LEADER!

With your help, we can ensure that teachers and schools have the knowledge and resources to deliver evidence-based instruction to all students.

Watch the 2023 MN Literacy Day Recap

2024 MN Literacy Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

We look forward to gathering at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda and having our voices heard to support strong implementation of The READ Act!

Lets work together towards closing the achievement gap and providing all students with an equitable education.

Why is it important to attend?

We need to show legislators that literacy is an important issue and that struggling with reading affects a significant part of the population. We need their support for legislative change now and in the future. It is also a great opportunity for students to see democracy at work and to find strength in numbers.

Help us spread the word! Share the Rally Flyer.


9:45 am Arrive at the Rotunda. Participate in a group photo in the Rotunda (bring your poster).

10:00 am Rally begins! Hear speeches from students, teachers, legislators, and advocates.

11:00 am Crowd adjourns to mingle and meet with legislators if you have made appointments.

Engage your children:

• Make a poster to bring to the rally. Gather others in your district to make signs and plan to attend together!

• Stop by your legislators’ offices together to drop off a letter that shares your story. Even if you were not able to make an appointment, you can go by their office to let them know you were there and share your letter.

• Bring your bandana from last year if you have one!

Other Ways to Take Action

2024 Legislative Action Alert

In order to gain support for literacy bills now and in the future, we need your help. Please contact both your MN Senator and your MN Representative to educate them why strong implementation of The READ Act is important for students and teachers.

  1. Find your MN Senator and MN Representative here.
  2. Write an email to them using the template below. In the letter, share your story and ask for their support for strong implementation of the READ Act. We want to support our students and teachers!
  3. Make an appointment to meet your legislators.

Find talking point suggestions, templates, and other resources at Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota.

Looking for more ways to support literacy in our state?

Join the Minnesota Literacy Coalition!

The Minnesota Literacy Coalition convenes a group of local leaders to work towards improved equity and excellence in literacy outcomes.