On Tuesday, February 19 the Minnesota State Capitol hosted the 2019 Disability Day, where individuals and organizations were invited to come advocate for the rights of people with disabilities at the Capitol. The day was hosted by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.
There were plenty of fun activities for people to participate in to spread awareness for individuals with disabilities, including issue and advocacy training, poster making, tabling sessions, a march to the Capitol Building, and a rally in the Capitol Rotunda. Participants were also encouraged to schedule one-on-one or small group meetings to call on their legislators to support policy change and funding that promotes independence, choice, and inclusion for people with disabilities and their families.
To find out more about the 2019 Disability Day at the Capitol or to learn about other upcoming advocacy events, visit https://www.disability.state.mn.us/.