Thanks, Senators John Hoffman (l) and Tony Lourey (r), chief authors of bills being heard in the Senate Human Services Reform Finance & Policy Committee today at 3:00 p.m. The bills address 3 of our key policy issues this session: expanding access to Consumer Directed Community Supports (SF 1065); developing additional supports to help increase the number of people with disabilities in competitive jobs (SF 1055); and making changes in Minnesota's housing supports so more people with disabilities can move to places of their own (SF 852 and SF 853). ... See MoreSee Less

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ACTION ALERT!!! While members of the U.S. House are on their President's Day recess from Feb. 18-26, tell your representative to oppose the bill just unveiled that will dismantle the ACA and Medicaid. See the following for more details:
tinyurl.com/TheArcACA-Mcaid-Alert
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Do you or a loved one benefit from Medicaid (or, in Minnesota, Medical Assistance)? Then share your Medicaid story with The Arc of the U.S. They are collecting these stories in the fight against proposals in Washington which will make dramatic cuts to the program and jeopardize the supports you receive. Read more at: disabilityadvocacynetwork.org/app/share-your-story?2&engagementId=286214 ... See MoreSee Less

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If your state representative is on the House Education Innovation Policy Committee, call or e-mail NOW, and urge him/her to oppose HF 998. This bill would jeopardize education services in Minnesota for students with disabilities. It will be heard in the House committee at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16th. Read more at tinyurl.com/ActAlert2-15-17 ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge thank you to Senator Jeff Hayden and Representative Roz Peterson for being chief authors for the Senate and House bills to lower parental fees! The bill numbers are SF 807 and HF 1132. ... See MoreSee Less

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