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Thank Minnesota Legislators

Minnesota Legislature for leadership during the 2019 legislative session that positively impacted citizens with disabilities, their family members, and direct support professionals across the state.

“Every legislative session, we depend on elected officials from around the state to act as champions for the disability community – to author and support bills, speak out at committee hearings, and make sure that issues of importance are prioritized and passed,” said Alicia Munson, Public Policy Director, The Arc Minnesota. “This session, we are sincerely grateful for the progress made in support of Minnesotans with disabilities.”

Legislation included the reduction of parental fees for Medical Assistance, improvements in Consumer Directed Community Supports, housing access, investment in Direct Support Professionals’ wages, and additional critical services for people with disabilities.

Please take a few moments to reach out to the following state Senators and Representatives via email (click on name for email) or social media, and share your appreciation for their partnership as champions for the disability community:

Thank you to Chairs of the Health and Human Services Committees, Sen. Jim Abeler and Rep. Tina Liebling.

Thank you to legislators who authored bills and led key initiatives including: Rep. Hunter Cantrell, Sen. John Hoffman, Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein, Rep. Alice Mann, Rep. Kelly Moller, Sen. Jerry Relph, Rep. Jennifer Schultz, and Rep. Nick Zerwas.

For details, email message ideas, and more information about bills of interest, please check out the May 31 issue of our Public Policy newsletter, The Capitol Connector.

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