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Date: Thursday, June 29th
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Virtual event via Zoom
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ASL and live captioning provided
Join us for MCD’s second listening session of 2023. During the legislative session, we heard from members of the public about issues and concerns impacting Minnesotans with disabilities. Now, as we plan for 2024, we want to learn more from that community about the policy needs that remain.
You are not required to register. However, if you would like to take part in the Public Remarks segment, please email Axel Kylander. Requests need to be submitted by Wednesday, June 28th, 5:00 pm.
Join the Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 160 263 6785
- ASL and CART will be provided.
- You can enable captions in Zoom or access them in a separate window using StreamText.
- You you can customize Zoom screen reader alerts, including those for incoming chat messages.
- You are welcome to use chat throughout the event. However, we will not publicly respond to messages until the Large Group Q&A portion.
- Be respectful and keep your comments relevant to the topic being discussed.
- We encourage you to use reaction emojis to show support for a topic.
- To ensure that everyone has time to express their thoughts, we will limit speakers to 3 minutes each.
- We encourage speakers to use prepared remarks or bullet points to ensure they stay under 3 minutes.
Large Group Q & A
- Use Zoom’s raise hand feature to be put in the queue to speak.
- If you are dialing in by phone, you can use *9 (star nine) to raise your hand.
- We will limit speakers to 3 minutes each.
Note: Agenda subject to change. Please check this page for updates.
- Welcome: MCD Council Chair Nikki Villavicencio
- Opening Remarks: Trevor Turner, MCD Public Policy Director
- Public Remarks: Axel Kylander, Public Policy Associate
- Individuals who would like to participate in the Public Remarks segment must email Axel Kylander by June 28th, 5:00 pm.
- Large Group Q & A: Trevor Turner
- Wrap-up and Next Steps: Trevor Turner
Public policy plays a role in all our lives, but people with disabilities are often directly affected by these decisions. With every policy, it is important to ask: Will this enhance or limit:
- our ability to get around the community?
- our opportunities for employment?
- our options for home care support?
- our independence?
Uninformed policy often has unintended consequences.
The June 2023 Legislative Forum Listening Session is an opportunity for Minnesotans with disabilities to:
- share their perspectives
- provide input on issues and policies that impact them
Your input will help us to better advise the state government on disability issues.
What priorities you want to see from MCD in the 2024 legislative session? Fill out our 2024 Public Policy Survey, and let us know.
Visit our bill tracking page to catch up on the disability-related policy we advanced during legislative session.
What do you think of our bill tracking efforts? MCD wants to know. We would appreciate it if you took the time to fill out this bill tracking survey. Thank you.