Disability Matters Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Minnesota State Capitol – St. Paul
75 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Your Voice is Critical!
You Are Your Own Best Advocate!
Your Story is Important for Legislators to Hear!
The Schedule for March 18th
10:00 a.m.: Registration – Capitol Rotunda
10:30 a.m.: Legislative Briefing – Capitol Rotunda
11:00 a.m.: Rally – Capitol Rotunda
12:00 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own and Legislative Visits (if you haven’t held visits already)
Deadline for registration: March 8, 2014
There is NO fee to attend, but you must register. Registrations will be taken by phone or email only. Contact the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance by phone at 612-378-2742 or 1-800-669-6442, or email your registration information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PREPARE TO MEET WITH YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE & STATE SENATOR
Make an appointment in advance. Call 1-800-657-3550, or go online at http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/ to find their contact information.
Download and print materials in advance (there will be limited folders this year). There will be materials posted by Feb. 25th at http://www.thearcofminnesota.org/.
MAKE LUNCH PLANS
Lunch is on your own. Individuals can buy lunch in the basement of the State Capitol or the cafeteria in the State Transportation Building nearby, or bring a bag lunch to the event.
FIGURE OUT A PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
For information on parking at the State Capitol: Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature
Bring a supply of quarters and/or a credit card to pay for metered parking.
Sponsors: Advocating Change Together, Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL), Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, Minnesota State Council on Disability, People First of Minnesota, Self-Advocates
2014 Disability Matters Day at the Capitol-Deadline for registration: March 8, 2014
Send the following information by e-mail to email@example.com
(Please indicate if you are registering as a group, and indicate how many people are in your group.)
I need the following special accommodations (please let Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance know by March 4, 2014):
I am connected with the following organization:
- Advocating Change Together
- Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
- People First of Minnesota
- Self-Advocates Minnesota
- The Arc Greater Twin Cities
- The Arc Minnesota
- Minnesota State Council on Disability
- The Youth Legacy Foundation
- Direct Support Professional Association of Minnesota
- Minnesota Association of Centers for Independent Living (MACIL)
- Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
I need someone from the organization I’ve checked above to go with me to my visit with my legislator(s).