The Minnesota Council on Disability strongly supports the advocacy of Lauren Thompson, homecare advocate and MCD Region 11 Council member, who is one of the over 40,000 homecare clients struggling statewide because of the homecare crisis.
Quinn Nystrom testified on Minnesota House File 485 and 284. These bills address the skyrocketing costs of insulin and the need for transparency in insulin drug prices.
The Met Council needs your voice! The Metropolitan Council seeks to appoint six advisors to the Transportation Accessibility Advisory Committee (TAAC). We look forward to having a good group of candidates to fill this important role in the metro area.
MCD reminds you to shovel your sidewalks and curb ramps. They are lifelines for many people with disabilities and for our senior community. When sidewalks and curb ramps are not cleared, they can become impassable and create a potentially life-threatening situation for people forced into the street alongside traffic. Please shovel your sidewalk and curb ramps as soon as possible. Don’t wait for the snow to melt!
On June 22, 1999, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg delivered what has become known as the “Olmstead Decision”. The Supreme Court held that people with disabilities have a qualified right to live in the community of their choosing and that states must eliminate the unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities.
State legislators tell us they are not hearing from constituents about the Personal Care Assistant (PCA) staff shortage. Please write and talk to them when they are home over break (March 30th through April 8th).