The 2023 Minnesota Legislature is entering its second month soon, and there have been a lot of bills to follow.
Many disability advocacy organizations offer regular web and social media updates on legislation. We’re going to feature some of those in the days ahead, to help everyone keep track of what’s happening.
It’s easy to sign up for or bookmark the site or sites of your choice, or to like or follow Facebook groups and pages. We’ll start with a lucky seven list and you can add your favorite groups in the comments.
The Minnesota Council on Disability offers updates as well as a bill tracker. Check it out at https://www.disability.state.mn.us/about-our-public-policy/legislative-updates/
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Minnesota sends out detailed emails for its legislative updates. Sign up at https://namimn.org/advocacy-and-laws/legislative-updates/
The Arc Minnesota offers three newsletters, including the Capitol Connector as well as self-advocacy information and general news. Sign up at https://arcminnesota.org/contact-us/newsletters/
The Brain Injury Alliance also sends updates on its public policy issues. Get involved and sign up at https://www.braininjurymn.org/advocacy/
The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities has weekly virtual updates for members, and has returned to weekly in-person gatherings during session. You can join as an individual. Learn more at https://www.mnccd.org/ or follow the group at https://www.facebook.com/MinnCCD
ARRM’s website has useful public policy and advocacy information. Go to https://www.arrm.org/advocacy/public-policy ARRM also hosts the Best Life Alliance information. Best Life Alliance works on home and community-based service issues, at https://www.arrm.org/advocacy/best-life-alliance MOHR also posts detailed advocacy and legislative information. Go to https://mohrmn.org/
Learn about wage issues
On Friday, January 27 from 12-1:30pm a team will present on its ongoing work to examine the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities and offer recommendations for the phase out of the practice. The presentation will highlight our recently published report Ending the Subminimum Wage in Minnesota. The presenters are excited to hear community
perspectives and invite attendees to join in a discussion about ways to collaborate to advance equal pay for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Please register for the Zoom event at the following link: http://bit.ly/3IZBc8A
ASL and CART will be provided. Please contact Susan Fleurant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-746-3736 with any additional access needs or accommodations requests. That deadline was Monday, January 23 but check if anything is still available.