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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...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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 was at the MN State Fair Monday on his usual round of interviews, when ADAPT MN found the Governor at the WCCO Radio booth. We listened to him discuss the political game of tag, which is the Southwest Light Rail, when ADAPT MN Member Jay Spika had to ask a question he thought was more relevant to him and his family...
He said...
Governor Dayton, do you care about people with disabilities?

The WCCO Radio Host said that if we gave him a chance he would let us ask the Governor a question.

We waited for him to finish and then he brought over the microphone for another ADAPT MN Member Nikki Villavicencio to ask the Governor what thousands of people with disabilities, seniors, and Homecare workers have been wondering...
She said...
Gov. Dayton you haven't funded OVERTIME for Homecare workers, so we're (ppl w disabilities) not getting our needs met. When Obama fixed this racist overtime laws, it meant we were supposed to be fully staffed. How does not supporting people with disabilities and seniors fulfilling your legacy?

Then the Governor responded on Live WCCO Radio by saying that he would make Overtime a priority next legislative session and we said that we would be there to hold him accountable to that promise.

After we left the booth Lt. Governor Tina Smith approached us to ask us about what we were doing and we explained to Lt. Gov. Smith that we have been trying to get a meeting with them for three months and we need the Governor to hear about the care crisis from people with disabilities and Homecare workers now.

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