Self-advocates from around Minnesota are urged to make the trip to St. Paul to rally for change and tell their stories to state lawmakers.
Disability Day at the Capitol is free but participants need to preregister. The registration flyer is here. Contact Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance at 1-800-669-6442 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and ask questions.
The day’s agenda starts at 10 a.m. with registration in the capitol rotunda. A legislative briefing will follow at 10:30 a.m., prior to the 11 a.m. rally. Many speakers from advocacy groups and the self-advocacy community will also speak. At noon participants can meet with lawmakers or have lunch on their own. Information is at www.arcmn.org for anyone wishing to be better prepared for the day.
Sponsors are: Advocating Change Together, Direct Service Professionals of Minnesota, Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, People First of Minnesota, Self-Advocates Minnesota, The Arc Minnesota and The Youth Legacy Foundati
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Two ongoing events for disability groups are MN-CCD’s Tuesdays at the Capitol and Friday membership meetings. Due to construction the Tuesday events are 10 a.m. in the Transportation Building, Cafeteria, 395 John Ireland Blvd. The Friday membership meetings are at noon in 500 North, State Office Building, 100 Rev. Martin Luther King Blvd.