Get ready for rally days

Get ready for rally days

Although the buses won’t roll and the capitol rotunda won’t echo with chants and cheers, it’s still time to make disability. Disability groups still plan to rally and organize during the 2021 session of the Minnesota Legislature. Rallies and lobby days will be virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disability Advocacy Day will look different this year, given the pandemic. This year’s event, dubbed Disability Advocacy Day “Off the Hill,” is Tuesday, February 23.

Participants can meet at any time with representatives and senators. The online rally is 11 – 11:45 a.m., with disability community leaders sharing stories and information about policy issues. After a break, a lunch and learn session us planned for noon-1:30 p.m. Hear an in-depth discussion of issues not featured during the rally.

Preregistration is required. Check for details at https://www.disability.state.mn.us/events/disability-day-off-the-capitol/

Anyone with questions can contact Legislative Advocacy Intern, Evelyn Humphrey, at legisadvocacy@arcminnesota.org.

Disability Services Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, March 9. The event, typically one of the biggest rallies, is led by the disability advocacy groups ARRM and MOHR and the Best Life Alliance.

A button design contest has wrapped but there is still time to register. Go to https://www.disabilityservicesday.com/register

Tuesdays at the Capitol led by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, continue this session in a virtual format. One easy way to check in is through the consortium’s Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/MinnCCD