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ADAPT MN Questions the Governor About His Legacy About Supporting Ppl w Disabilities and Seniors

Yesterday (8/29) ADAPT MINNESOTA went to the State Fair to question Governor Dayton about not funding OVERTIME for Homecare.  Gov. Dayton wa...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ACTION NEEDED IMMEDIATELY: Defend Our Health, Safety, Security, and Freedom

Call, email, and fax Minnesota Governor Dayton immediately. Tell him to do the following:
  • veto the Minnesota Health and Human Service Conference Committee Report Bill (S.F. No. 760) -- it will mean tremendous hardship and loss of independence for many individuals and families experiencing chronic illness, disability, and aging;
  • veto the Jobs bill that cuts funding to Self-Advocacy;
  •  join the disability community for a "disability roundtable" to discuss how cuts will impact us and build collaboration regarding our ideas for reform and redesign -- "nothing about us, without us".
E-mail forum link: http://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/form/
Telephone: 651-201-3400
Toll Free: 800-657-3717
Minnesota Relay: 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-797-1850


S.F. No. 760, Health and Human Services Budget Conference Committee Report - Posted 05/17/11
LINK: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bin/bldbill.php?bill=ccrsf0760A.html&session=ls87
DESCRIPTION: most recent budget proposal with cuts to individuals and families experiencing poverty, chronic illness, disability, and aging

May 2011 Senate Health and Human Services Budget Discussion Videos
LINK: http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/media/media_list.php?ls=87&archive_year=2011&archive_month=05&category=floor&type=video&ver=new#monthnav
DESCRIPTION:  Begins Wednesday, May 18th.  Fast-forward to the mark 4 hours 20 minutes from the beginning (i.e. video for the day is 8 hours 39 minutes; discussion begins about 1/2 through to get to the beginning of the debate).  Senator Berglin begins her passionate opposition at 04:45 and she speaks often on frequently, describing the significant cuts, and describing the devastating impacts.  Discussion continues through beginning of Thursday, May 19 video.

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