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The 5% Campaign is Gearing up for 2015 Legislative Session

There are many ways for you to reach out to your legislators in the coming months and continue the momentum

The 5% Campaign is gearing up for the 2015 legislative session! Your continued advocacy made the difference in securing the 5% rate increase. We need to continue the momentum and carry it forward into the 2015 legislative session and to continue to tell our story. There are many ways for you to reach out to your legislators in the coming months and ask them to prioritize a rate increase for home and community based services in 201

Candidate Forums

Many campaign coalition members are hosting candidate forums this fall. These events educate voters on their candidate’s view points on issues important to the disability community and educate perspective legislators. Scheduled events include:

Moorhead: September 30, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
CCRI, 2903 15th St S., Moorhead
Invited Districts: 04 A&B, 02B, 12A, 08A

Shakopee: September 30, 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
St. Francis Hospital, 1455 St. Francis Ave, Shakopee
Invited Districts: 55 A&B

Anoka: October 7, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Mary T. Inc., 1555 118th Ln NW, Coon Rapids
Invited Districts: 35 A&B, 36 A&B, 37 A&B

Apple Valley: October 7, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, 55123
Invited Districts: 51 A&B, 57 A&B

Rochester: October 9, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Autumn Ridge Church, 3611 Salem Rd. SW, Rochester
Invited Districts: 24 A&B, 25 A&B, 26 A&B

Worthington: October 9, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Habilitative Services, Inc., 320 South Lake St, Worthington
Invited Districts: 16 A&B, 22 A&B

Duluth: October 14, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm
RSI, 2900 Piedmont Ave, Duluth
Invited Districts: 07 A&B, 03B, 11A

Hibbing: October 23, 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm
Access North, 1309 East 40th St., Hibbing
Invited Districts: 03A, 05B, 06 A&B

Town hall forums

The 5% Campaign coalition member, The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities will be holding a series of town hall forums in early December. As seen in 2014, these forums are a great opportunity to share your personal story with your local legislators; many legislators used these stories during floor debates later in the session. More details on dates and locations will be released in the coming month.

Stay tuned for more information

As The 5% Campaign continues to meet with key stakeholders in the coming months we will be releasing revised talking points and more information around our legislative ask for 2015. As we work to educate newly elected legislators; as well as continue to grow and maintain relationships with our Senators and re-elected House members, this information will help to shape our conversations.

Thank you for your continued advocacy and support!