We urgently NEED YOUR HELP. Contact your legislators RIGHT NOW, asking them to come back to the Capitol this week to pass SF 4200 to make sure people with disabilities have access to critical services and stay healthy in their homes.
Minnesotans who use the PCA program are not able to use their caregivers to drive them around their community. Senate bill SF2715 would permit people with disabilities to have their PCA’s drive them under the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living. MCD Council Member and advocate Ted Stamp testified to the impact this bill would have on his life.
In the second week of session, MCD is focused on meeting committee deadlines. Essentially, individual bills (excluding bonding proposals) must be heard in committee in either the House or Senate to be considered in the end of the session. First deadline for either chamber is March 20.
The Minnesota Council on Disability kicked off the 2020 legislative session with bill hearings and meetings with legislators. The Council recently adopted its public policy agenda with its goals for the legislative session. The policy agenda focuses on equity, inclusion, and access for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Join us as we March and Roll on the Capitol for Disability Advocacy Day 2020 on February 25. The Disability Community believes that all Minnesotans with disabilities must have equity and belonging in their community. Together, we must uphold disability rights as human rights.
The Minnesota Council on Disability is excited to announce that Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan will be providing the welcoming address to the upcoming Legislative Forum on Disability. The Legislative Forum provides an opportunity for advocates and other disability stakeholders who develop, design, advocate for, and implement disability-related public policy to interact with lawmakers directly.