Register for Day on the Hill!

AFSCME Council 5's annual Day on the Hill is our biggest and most powerful event of the year.

DOTH 2019 will take place on Tuesday, March 26.

We'll gather at the St. Paul RiverCentre in the morning to brush up on our lobbying skills and hear from some of Minnesota's top elected officials. Then we'll have lunch and head over to our glorious State Capitol for a solidarity rally in the rotunda. After that, we'll split into groups and talk to our legislators about the issues and policies that matter most to working Minnesotans like us.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The deadline to RSVP is March 21, 2019.

Take the simple route by registering online, or download and return the registration form below no later than Thursday, March 21. Registration for DOTH is essential so that we may have sufficient materials and box lunches available for those in attendance.

PDF iconDownload 2019 AFSCME Council 5 DOTH Agenda and Registration Form

A $20 per person payment to AFSCME Council 5 is required. Please make checks, money orders or cashier’s checks payable to: AFSCME COUNCIL 5.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your local can use treasury dollars for any aspect of AFSCME Day on the Hill. “Local Pay” is preferred. If your local is covering the registration for your attendees, please let us know you are “Local Pay.” Your local will only be billed for those who attend. If you do not want to be invoiced after the event, please send check, money order or cashier’s check only, along with the registration form. Please do not send cash by mail. We can NOT accept Credit Card payments.

Bus & Banner Information

Brainerd: The bus from Brainerd will leave from the West Parking Lot (across from the daycare and greenhouse area) at Central Lakes College between 6-6:30 a.m., and will leave the Twin Cities around 6:15 p.m. contact Wayne Fleishhacker at 218-839-0850 or email [email protected] for information.

Duluth: The bus will be leaving the old West Duluth K-Mart parking lot (215 N. Central Ave.) at 6:45 a.m. It will stop at the Moose Lake Kwik Trip (4694 Opportunity Dr.) at approximately 7:45 a.m. and stop at the Sandstone Truck Station (1618 Hwy 23 North) at approximately 8:15 a.m. The bus will depart from the Twin Cities around 7:00 p.m. Contact theresa O'Halloran-Johnson for information and to reserve a seat: 218-355-8559 or [email protected].

St. Peter: The St. Peter bus will depart from the municipal parking lot on Minnesota Ave. (Hwy 169) between Grace St. and Mulberry St. at 7:00 a.m., and will leave the Twin Cities at 7:00 p.m. Contact Eric Hesse at 507-382-9607 or email him at [email protected] for details.

Virginia: The bus will be leaving Virginia (Thunderbird Mall Parking lot by Arby's on Highway 53) at 6:00 a.m. The bus will stop at the Cloquet Super One (707 MN-33) around 7:00 a.m. and at the North Branch Country Market (5418 St. Croix Trail) at approximately 8:30 a.m. The bus will depart the Twin Cities around 7:00 p.m. Call Jolene Jamnick at 218-780-2879 or email her at [email protected] for information and reservations.

Willmar: The bus from Willmar will be leaving from the SE corner of the Kandi Mall in Willmar at 7:00 a.m. and will leave the Twin Cities around 7:00 p.m. The bus will stop at towns along Highway 12 if requested. Cost is $30/seat. For information and to reserve a spot, contact Cathy Malvin at 320-522-0847 or at [email protected].

If your local is organizing a bus for your members to DOTH (or if you aware of such a bus) please let us know so we can share that info with interested members in your area if your bus has room for them.  There is a $200 reimbursement available; to qualify for the reimbursement buses must be available to make several trips to and from the Capital.  Please call the Member Action Center at 651-450-4990 or email us at [email protected].

Bus information for Virginia, Duluth and Winona will be posted as details become available.


 If locals would like to display their banners at Day on the Hill, please drop them off by Friday, March 22, 2019 at the AFSCME Council 5 office, 300 Hardman Avenue South, South St. Paul.