The Minnesota Council on Disability (MCD) supports and promotes public policy goals that positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. We help policymakers understand how their decisions affect the disability community and bring together members of the government and the public to comment on legislation.
For more information, contact Public Policy Director Trevor Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-350-8642.
Each legislative session, dozens of bills are introduced that have an impact on the disability community. Some aim to help the disability community, while others contain policies that could have negative consequences for Minnesotans with disabilities. MCD tracks disability-related bills that are introduced during the legislative session. This list is simply meant to inform the public on disability-related legislation and does not imply support or opposition to the bills.
Engaging with Government
Let MCD help you find your elected representatives and engage them to advance policy goals for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Exceptional Advocate Award
The MCD Exceptional Advocate award goes to citizen advocates and legislators who do notable work for people with disabilities.
Building an inclusive and just Minnesota for people with disabilities is an effort that requires dedication and partnership throughout the state. We need exceptional advocates to turn election results into meaningful benefits for Minnesotans with disabilities. We need them to make effective policy. And we need them to make Minnesota inclusive, accessible, and welcoming to everyone.
Follow the progress of MCD’s legislative initiatives at the State Capitol through updates from Public Policy Director Trevor Turner.
Public Policy Agenda
MCD’s Public Policy Agenda guides the policy work of our public policy team. The agenda provides the framework for which bills and policies we champion during the legislative session.
We assemble our public policy agenda from:
- constituent meetings
- disability advocacy partnerships
- listening sessions
- public policy surveys
- engagement at our Minnesota State Fair Booth
- other conversations with the community
After the public policy team creates it, MCD Council members approve the agenda with a theme to guide our legislative work during session.
Public Policy Events
Here you will find an archive of public policy-related events MCD has hosted or participated in. Participants include people with disabilities, state leaders, and policymakers. This archive includes recordings and transcripts where available.
Public Policy Letters
Here you will find MCD’s letters of support or opposition for legislation impacting people with disabilities. They serve as a way to communicate agency positions on legislation when we cannot or may not be able to testify.