Know and share the 2024 Legislative Priorities

By Robin Dorf, Legislative Chairman

The American Legion Auxiliary Legislative Program provides information and assistance to members to advocate for the legislative agenda of The American Legion. We need to be aware of the issues and address them in a timely manner. Please remember we are a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse any party. We need to be ready to act when needed to support our veterans, military, and their families.

The Auxiliary’s legislative efforts are aligned with the Legion’s.

The American Legion Department of Minnesota 2024 Legislative Priorities can be found at They can be downloaded as a PDF and printed. The ones for the Minnesota Commander’s Task Force are found there, too.

Share these documents with the legislators in your area.

The 93rd Session (2023-2024) of the Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to reconvene Feb. 12. The Minnesota American Legion 2024 Legislative Priorities include to pass the Veterans and Military Omnibus Bill, charitable gambling to provide meaningful tax relief and reinstate bonus games and free plays, fix a property tax exemption for Gold Star spouses and not charge vehicle registration, provide 100 percent property tax relief for posts of veteran service organizations, amend a law to help our CVSOs receive important documents, waive license fees on hunting, trapping, and fishing for all veterans, allocate proceeds from military/veteran license plates to the Support Our Troops License Plate Grant Fund, and update the personal needs allowance at Minnesota Veterans Homes. More information can be found in the January Auxiliary unit mailing and at

Mark your calendars to attend the 2024 Veterans Day on the Hill April 17, 2024. The schedule for the day is doors opening at 10am for coffee with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. The march to the rally will begin at 1 p.m. New this year there will be a minibus running from the armory to the House and Senate office building from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Plan to meet your lawmakers!

This is open to all American Legion Family members and your community members who want to support our veterans. Let’s show our legislators we are advocating for our veterans by having a big presence. The flier is available in the January Auxiliary unit mailing and the Auxiliary website.