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2020 Disability Services
Day at the Capitol
Join us, Gov. Walz, Senate and House leaders
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan will speak to the crowd, as will Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and House Speaker Melissa Hortman.
Disability Services Day at the Capitol kicks off on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. More than 1,500 people are registered for the Best Life Alliance event, and 18 legislators will express their support at the rally. Let's show state leaders our enthusiasm for the Direct Support Professionals who provide crucial services to people with disabilities! Download the new event app, plan your visit and more.
Contact them and share your views
DSPs need our support. Be sure to download and share the Sustainable Workforce flier. Share it with your legislators and ask others to do the same. And, "Understanding the Competitive Workforce Factor" is an important document to promote understanding about wages for DSPs. Please download and share it widely.
Hosted by the Best Life Alliance, an 8-panel standing display in the north corridor of the State Capitol tells the story of our neighbors with disabilities, the workers who provide them with support, the advocates who help tell their stories and the challenges they face every day.

The exhibit features an activity for visitors called “Give Us a Hand.” Supporters trace their hand on a 5-by-6-foot banner to demonstrate their support for people with disabilities and their care providers. State legislators, children, and other adults are taking part. The exhibit runs through March 13.
Members: Nominate your top performers for MOHR DSP Awards
Please take time to recognize valuable Direct Support Professionals who work for your organization and nominate them by April 4. Questions?

MOHR selects winners for these categories:
  • DSP Greater Minnesota - Enrichment Focus
  • DSP Metro Area - Enrichment Focus (Region 10)
  • DSP Great Minnesota - Employment Supports
  • DSP Metro Area - Employment Supports (Region 10).
Thriving on special minimum wage? Tell us.
Few, if any, in the mainstream are talking about special minimum wage (14c) as a valued option that people with disabilities can choose. MOHR wants to tell those stories. Can you help?

Do you know of individuals with disabilities:

  • Who had not previously worked until the special minimum wage option was made available.
  • Who used this option to get hired at a job making at least minimum wage.
  • Who could possibly work making minimum wage but have decided that this option is the best fit right now.

Please email your special minimum wage stories to Aaron .
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