The Arc Minnesota is excited to co-host Disability Advocacy Week!
That’s right – we’re planning an entire week of grassroots action centered around the theme “Love. Liberation. Belonging.”
Here’s more information about the week’s main events:
You can find a PDF version of this schedule here.
Monday, February 13
Stories that Stick: Tips for Meeting Elected Officials
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Join disabled leaders, lobbyists, and policymakers to learn effective advocacy strategies. The tips and tools they share can help you get ready for meetings with your elected officials.
ASL and CART will be provided.
Tuesday, February 14
- Rally Prep – 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Dept. of Transportation Cafeteria
- March & Roll to Capitol – 10:30 am to 11:30 am
- Rally – 11:00 am to 11:45 am, Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda
- Meetings with legislators – All day!
The Disability Advocacy Day Rally is on Tuesday, February 14. Check-in early if you can – anytime from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Minnesota Department of Transportation Cafeteria. Event co-hosts will share information about their policy priorities this session, and we’ll make posters centered around the event theme of “Love. Liberation. Belonging”.
Then, join a march & roll to the Capitol, where we will rally in the Rotunda. There will be chairs, a bariatric bench, and designated space for people who use wheelchairs.
With general event questions, contact Jessica Tabbutt at JessicaLTabbutt@gillettechildrens.com.
ASL and CART will be provided. We will also have in-event language translation in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish. For support with other access needs, contact Gene Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan ahead to meet with your elected officials!
Wednesday, February 15 – Friday, February 17
Follow along on The Arc Minnesota’s social media accounts for information about more virtual grassroots actions to round out the week.
With questions or for more information, contact Alicia Munson by email at email@example.com.
We hope you’ll join us during #DisabilityAdvocacyWeek2023!