MOHR President Julie Johnson makes the case for proposals at the Minnesota Capitol to help solve the workforce crisis. Portions of this interview were used by radio stations around the state. Listen to it in full and connect with your legislators to share key messages and lend your support. -more-
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Quarantines ended long ago for most people, but not for Chelsea Lucas in Brooklyn Park, who has developmental disabilities. She wants to work again, connect with others and thrive, but waiting lists for day services have been a two-year long ordeal. -more-
In the NEWS
MRCI advocates for more staffing during Day at Capitol
What does disability services at the Capitol entail? Ox talks with Julie Johnson -KNSI Radio
Large crowd for Capitol rally
Watch the Virtual Disabilities Day at the Capitol event which drew well over 1,000 people. Hosted by the Best Life Alliance, MOHR and ARRM. Speakers included: Sen. Jeremy Miller, Rep. Anne Neu Brindley, Rep. Jessica Hanson, Sen. John Hoffman, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Sen. Barb Haley, program staff members, Julie Johnson, president of MOHR and Sue Schettle, CEO of ARRM.
The key emphasis this year for day and employment services is the staffing shortage crisis and 3,500 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are waiting to receive services.
Time to make your voice heard
There's still time to call, email and meet with your legislators. Here are the key bills MOHR is working on this session. Also check out suggested statements and other ideas here. Check out bill information and view hearings.