April 25 through May 4 is AARC Advocacy Week.  More information can be found here:




February 28 – March 4, 2022 is the Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) Virtual Lobby Week!


Please join fellow respiratory therapists across Minnesota by scheduling a virtual meeting [WebEx/Teams preferred or telephone] with your MN legislative representatives or staff during the week of 2/28-3/4, 2022. Contact both your MN Senator and House of Representatives legislators.

Our goal is to share with them the important role of Minnesota RTs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please ask your Minnesota state Representative and state Senator to consider co-sponsorship  of (HF2900/SF2650) adding respiratory therapist to  Front Line Worker Pay.  The second bill we are asking for co-sponsorship for is SB3071/HB3388 to reduce delays in getting a respiratory therapist license in Minnesota.

There are ‘how to’ documents with information on how to contact your legislators; a talking points document; and a ‘leave behind’ document that can be emailed to the individuals you schedule to meet.  Please make your appointments as soon as possible as their calendars fill up with their legislative responsibilities.




Please let us know if you have any meetings scheduled and how the meetings go!


If you need assistance, please contact Carrie Bourassa or Jeff Anderson.  Thank you for all you do!


Carrie Black Bourassa
MSRC Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Phone: (612) 578-7751

Email: carrie.black@live.com

Jeff Anderson
MSRC Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Phone (612) 413-9706

Email: jeff.anderson@hillrom.com

Scheduling a Visit

Front Line Worker Pay Letter (Leave Behind Document)

Talking Points