WHAT WE DO
Every family is unique, rich in history and experience and diverse in the faiths and cultures that brings us to who we are. Minnesotans for Health & Parental Rights is a pair of volunteer organizations that strive to connect the community to one another and support the freedom to make individualized decisions for our families.
Connecting the Community:
More than a cause, a family.
One of our passions here at MHPR is connecting people to resources on health, parenting, providers and products that can support their families. We love participating in community building events like the Holistic Roundtable, Annual Global Health Summit, MACHE Convention, Northland Homeschool Convention, County Fairs, etc... - as well as hosting our own annual Healthy Families Farm Fair, Holiday Bazaar, Candidate Panels and Educational Forums.
One of the main reasons MHPR was founded was to be a conduit for tangible support. We were known first as Minnesota Health Freedom but as the community grew, so did the variety of needs that branched into all types of health & parenting. Whether it be how to write an exemption, where to access disability services, how to homeschool, how to caucus, how a bill becomes a law- there is power in our community connection.
Today, it's becoming increasingly necessary for families to step out of our comfort zones, outside our homes, jobs and schools, to bring our experiences and concerns to our lawmakers. Lobbyists are just employees of any given issue, it's the people who live the reality of every law, bill or mandate. We believe that effective advocacy is all about building relationships. MHPR hosts community engagement days during session and education opportunities in the off season for anyone who wants to learn about the political process & connect with their legislators in person.
POWER OF THE PEOPLE
One of the biggest honors MHPR has had is in hosting the Annual Health Freedom & Parental Rights rallies at the Minnesota State Capitol. Families from all over the state travel on one day each February to show legislators, visually, just how serious and how BIG our issue is. We are the people and we are here to stay.
"The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened."