This year Disability Advocacy Day will look different, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though we can’t go to the Capitol, it is still critical for us to advocate for human and civil rights, self-advocacy and self-direction, equity and belonging, and disability and racial justice!
That’s why the disability community will participate in Disability Advocacy Day “Off the Hill” virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021!
Here is a high-level agenda for the day:
- All Day: Meet with your Representatives and Senators virtually, any time.
- 11:00 to 11:45 am: Rally! Leaders in the disability community will share stories and information about important policy issues.
- 11:45 to 12:00 pm: Break.
- 12:00 to 1:30 pm: Lunch & Learn! In-depth discussion of issues not featured during the rally.
You will need to register in advance.
After your register, you will get a confirmation email. Save the confirmation email; it will have information that you will need to join the meeting.
If you have questions or need more information, contact The Arc Minnesota’s Legislative Advocacy Intern, Evelyn Humphrey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, follow the Facebook Event.
ASL and CART provided. For additional accommodations, email email@example.com by February 12. If you miss the accommodation deadline, we will try to fulfill late requests.
Sharing Your Story
An important part of Disability Day “Off” the Capitol is the ability to meet with your senators and representatives. One of the best ways to influence change in our communities is to share personal stories with these elected officials.
By sharing a story about personal successes and challenges, people with disabilities and their families can help elected officials understand how their policy and funding decisions affect the disability community.
The Arc Minnesota offers several resources for you to share your story.