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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.
Nominate an All-Star Advocate
The MN-CCD Grassroots Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 All-Star Advocates Awards. MN-CCD All-Star Advocates regularly lend their experience and expertise by participating in various advocacy events and activities.
Is there someone you would like to nominate? Nominations are being accepted until close of business on Wednesday, May 6. You can send your nomination by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. Mail to MN-CCD, 2446 University Avenue West, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55114.
Four awardees will be announced by May 18. Awards will be presented at the MN-CCD Legislative Wrap-Up scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Goodwill/Easter Seals, 553 Fairview Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.
2015 Session Wrap-up: Crossing the Finish Line
Join MN-CCD members, advocates and special guests for the 2015 Legislative Start Wrap-up . The event will be Wednesday, June 3 at Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota, 553 Fairview Ave North, Saint Paul, MN 55104. Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m., event begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
Request an accommodation or register for this free event by sending an email to Jo by May 29th.
Walk-ins are welcome.
2015 MN-CCD Public Policy Campaign
In 2015, the MN-CCD will work to increase the Medical Assistance (MA) Income Standard, raise the asset limits and reduce spenddowns, so that people with disabilities and older adults can keep more of their income to live independently in the community. To sign on to the campaign, to learn about telling your story or for information about how to help a person that is affected by the MA Income Standards tell their story, visit the Medical Assistance Campaign web page.
Medical Assistance Reform 2015 Policy Statement
Tuesday at the Capitol
Join MN-CCD at the Capitol every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. as we hear about legislative updates about disability related topics. We convene in the Minnesota Department of Transportation Cafeteria located at 395 John Ireland Boulevard, St Paul. Information about planning for your visit can be found here.
MN-CCD Friday Membership Meetings
Beginning Friday January 16th and every Friday during the legislative session
Join us from Noon-1:00pm in room 500N of the State Office Building for updates on legislation and grassroots advocacy activities, as well as news from our member organizations! The State Office Building is located at 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN.
Please explore our website to learn more about the work we do and how to get involved.