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Get Involved In Advocacy
The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) encourages all disability organizations to partake in grassroots activism, as this is a key component of achieving positive legislative change for Minnesotans with disabilities.
Advocacy activities can be:
- inviting a candidate/elected official to your home or service site to provide them with a first hand view of the services you provide,
- hosting a town hall forum where community members can share their story about how disability services are working for them with current elected officials,
- hosting a candidate forum where candidates in your area have an opportunity to share with the community their views on disability services and what actions they might take in this area if they were to be elected,
- arranging to meet with your state legislators in your community or at the capitol to discuss the importance of disability services in your life or in the lives of your friends, familymembers or those you work with.
For any advocacy activity, it is important to have ready your one – page personal story about disability services to give to your legislators or other policymakers. Click here for a simple and useful ”Tips for meeting with your legislator – how to tell personal story” guide.
Citizen Advocate Academy
MN-CCD is partnering with the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for a metro-based advocacy training. This 3 part training is for people with disabilities, their loved ones and professionals that serve them. The trainings are FREE and lunch is included. It is presumed that participants will attend all three training sessions and hopefully the town hall forum at a date yet to be determined. To find out specific details or to register please view the PDF flyer at this web site . Please note that there are separate flyers for each session embedded in the flyer.
Disability Matters Candidate Forums 2014
John the MN-CCD and other partnering organizations as we hear local candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives answer questions about their priorities on issues important to the disability community. Learn more about the candidate forums by visiting the MN-CCD Events page
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.
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