Organizations that advocate for Minnesotans with disabilities are preparing for a special legislative session, as well as a possible state shutdown. The ADAPT Minnesota Metro Chapter is meeting
Wednesday evenings. The newly formed group is planning actions and events to focus on how state actions affect Minnesotans with disabilities.
Meetings are held at scent-free and safe spaces to offer equal opportunities for equal participation for everyone. ADAPT will be meeting through the month of June. The group has a Facebook page and Twitter feed, so check those for updates. The group is making the transition to Google Groups to make it easier to maintain the e-mail distribution lists plus offer additional features while maintaining a very high degree of security and privacy (i.e. only a small number of the communications team will have access to view the subscribers list). Switching to Google Groups will also allow ADAPT Minnesota to offer and control access to its calendar and documents that are only available to members.
Those who have already expressed interest in ADAPT Minnesota and already appear on the e-mail list will be automatically added as a new member of the Google Group. An email was to be sent out in early June from the ADAPT Minnesota Google Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) confirming that they are officially listed within the group.
For more information, contact Lance Hegland by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 612-378-7028. He can add others to the ADAPT’s private email and call lists. Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is also tracking the special session and monitoring its impacts of a shutdown. See www.mnccd.org/ to track the 2011 Minnesota