MN-CCD  ‘Tuesdays at the Capitol’

Tuesday at the Capitol Summary
Session 2014

During the 2014 Legislative session, February 25 – May 19th, MN-CCD and member organizations hosted 10 Tuesday’s at the Capitol. Tuesday’s at the Capitol were held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Department of Transportation Cafeteria, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, St Paul, MN 55155. Participants received weekly legislative updates and information about “how to tell your story”.

Hosts agencies included: Advocating Change Together (ACT), Ally People Solutions, Arc Greater Twin Cities, Arc MN, AuSM, Community Connections Partnership (CCP), Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFM), Goodwill/Easter Seals, Living Well Disabilities, Lutheran Social Services (LSS), Mains’l Services, MOHR, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of MN, Opportunity Partners, and Youth Legacy Foundation

Agencies Participating or Represented: ACT, Ally People Solutions, Arc Greater Twin Cities, Arc MN, AuSM, ARRM, Brain Injury Alliance MN, CCP, Epilepsy Foundation of MN, eQuality – Pathways to Potential, Frederickson & Byron, Goodwill/Easter Seals, Itasca Life Options, Legacy Endeavors, Lifeworks, Living Well Disabilities, Lutheran Social Services, Mains’l, MCIL, Merrick, Metro Work Center, Midwest Special Services, MN Career Solutions, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of MN, Opportunity Partners, Partner Resources Inc., Ramsey County Citizen Advisory Council, REM Ramsey, Rise, State of MN – Vocations Services, TSE Inc., WACOSA, Youth Legacy Foundation

Number of people attending: 511
Average number of people attending over 10 weeks: 51;
Lowest number of attendees 28;
Highest number of attendees 103

Events occurring during Tuesday at the Capitol:
Epilepsy Foundation Day at the Capitol
Faces of Disability Art Exhibit
5 % Campaign Rally
Disability Matters Day

Legislators speaking to the group:
Senator John Hoffman
Representatives Peter Fischer, Laurie Halverson, Rod Hamilton, and Carlos Mariani

Participants visited:
Senators Bobby Joe Champion, Greg Clausen, Scott Dibble, Dan Hall, Alice Johnson, Mary Kiffmeyer, Dave Thompson and Charles Wiger
Representatives Patti Fritz, Frank Hornstein, Erin Murphy, Linda Runbeck, and Nick Zerwas.

Topics discussed with legislators :
Anti-Bullying, Health Care, Housing, 5% Campaign, Lack of career choices for people with disabilities, MA Income Standards and Asset Limits, Transportation,