Advocacy

The purpose of our Advocacy efforts is to provide structure and support to individuals we serve, employees, families and friends of Phoenix to assist them with Grassroots Advocacy. As well as, solicit more involvement from employees, family members and friends to advocate maintaining services for persons with disabilities.

Effective Grassroots Advocacy requires a compelling issue or message and people. We have a compelling message; maintain services for persons with disabilities. Most importantly we have people! We have developed a strong base of people, grassroots advocates who are willing to share their stories, spread our message and advocate for themselves, their loved ones or the people they serve. There is power in numbers, the more advocates we have the more powerful our voice will become.

Recent Articles

  • Tue. Jul 24

    Minnesota Senator Visits Phoenix Home

    Sen. Karla Bigham recently visited one of the Phoenix Residence homes she represents.

  • Fri. Mar 16

    Phoenix Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities on the Hill

    The Phoenix Residence joined forces with dozens of other disability organizations from across the state to rally for support from lawmakers.

  • Thu. Feb 08

    Minnesota Representative Learns About The Phoenix Residence

    Rep. Fischer visited with individuals and staff from Lydia House.

  • Mon. Feb 05

    Minnesota Legislator Visits The Phoenix Residence

    Rep. Maye Quade meets our individuals from Drexel House.

  • Thu. Sep 28

    Advocating in Washington

    The Phoenix Residence sent representatives to Washington, D.C. last week to show support for disability services.

  • Thu. Apr 20

    Contact Your Legislator – A Wage Increase Cannot Wait!

    The House and Senate omnibus bills failed to include a wage increase for all direct care workers, but we are continuing to urge lawmakers to re-prioritize and address this critical need before the legislature and governor make their final decisions.

  • Mon. Apr 03

    ARRM Day Recap and Legislative Update

    This past March 14, more than 1,000 Best Life Alliance supporters rallied at the Capitol in St. Paul. Thank you to everyone who attended and shared their stories during more than 160 legislator meetings

  • Tue. Mar 21

    Contact your Legislators Today!

    Minnesota's House and Senate leaders are now making important decisions about funding targets - how much funding their committees will be instructed they can spend or have to cut this session. Both the House and Senate have released their initial budget targets that include hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to Health and Human Services. Committee leadership will now put together their recommendations for what gets funded in 2017.   

  • Fri. Mar 03

    2017 Legislation Update

    The Best Life Alliance 2017 legislation has had a busy few weeks! Continue to contact your elected official to support bill HF 873 and SF 669

  • Wed. Jan 25

    2017 Legislation Details and Gov. Dayton's Budget

    The 2017 Minnesota Legislative Session is in full swing and moving along quickly. Together we need to loudly make the case for better wages and benefits for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) direct care workers who support people with disabilities. We cannot let past disappointments stop us from being successful this year!

  • Mon. Jan 16

    Minnesota’s Legislature: A Session Primer

    Ever wonder how the Minnesota State Legislature really works?  ARRM recently published “ Minnesota’s Legislature: A Session Primer ” showing how our state’s government operates. It includes an overview of how a bill becomes a law, the legislature’s power structure, and commonly used terms.  This tool will be handy throughout the legislative session.

  • Tue. Dec 13

    ARRM Day at the Capitol is March 14

    Each year advocates from around the state gather for ARRM's Day at the Capitol in St. Paul to raise awareness about important disability issues