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The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) is broad-based coalition of advocacy and provider organizations working to change public policy to improve the lives of people with disabilities through building awareness, providing education and engaging the community. MN-CCD envisions equity and opportunity for all people with disabilities to lead meaningful, productive and self-directed lives.

2015 Session Wrap-up: Crossing the Finish Line

On June 3, MN-CCD members, advocates and special guests attended the 2015 Legislative Wrap-Up at Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, 553 Fairview Ave North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Participants received information about legislative policies that affect people with disabilities that were introduced during the 2015 Legislative Session and honored All-Star Advocates and Legislative Champions.

The 2015 All-Star Advocates are Lance Hegland, Rebecca Preston, Layne Beckman, Lori Noland and Jim Carlisle.

Meet the All-Star Advocates who provided experience and expertise to advance policy priorities of the MN-CCD.

The 2015 MN-CCD Legislative Champions are Senator Tony Lourey, Senator Chris Eaton, Representative Tony Albright, and Representative Nick Zerwas. Learn how each of the 2015 Legislative Champions supported MA Reform Campaign during the 2015 Legislative session.

Event sponsor was Fredrikson and Byron.

All-Star Advocates in 2014 were Kjensmo Walker, Joseph Wallis, Sam Suba and John Sherrell. In 2013 Larry Smith, Jean Bender, Kari Sheldon and Jayne Stenstad recognized as All-Star Advocates

Legislative Champions in 2014 were Senator Kent Eken, Senator John Hoffman, Representative Jerry Newton and Representative Diane Loeffler. Representative Tom Huntley was received a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2013 Representative Jim Abler, Representative Jason Isaacson, Representative Kim Norton, Senator John Hoffman and Senator Kent Eken received recognition as Legislative Champions.


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