Candidate forum sponsored by people with disabilities
People with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers are invited to attend a candidate forum at Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. House candidates Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL- Crosby; Rep.Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township; Re...
People with disabilities, their families, and their caregivers are invited to attend a candidate forum at Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. House candidates Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL- Crosby; Rep.Tom Anzelc, DFL-Balsam Township; Rep. John Ward, DFL-Baxter; Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls; Dale Lueck of rural Aitkin,and Al Doty of Royalton will attend the forum to meet with voters and share their views on issues and policies that impact individuals with disabilities.
The forum is sponsored by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) in partnership with Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD). Individuals with disabilities and their advocates will have an opportunity to ask the Legislators questions regarding their plans to create policies supporting Minnesotans with disabilities living more independently in community.
"Voting is an important part of expressing your hopes for your community's future," said Juliana Keen, advocacy manager for Lutheran Social Service. "This forum is a great opportunity for advocates in the disability community to learn more about the candidates so they can make informed choices, and make sure their voices are heard on Election Day."
This fall, Minnesotans will go to the polls to elect the governor, members of the Minnesota House of Representatives, a U.S. senator, U.S. representatives, and state, county and local officials. The LSS Advocacy Office aims to encourage greater participation in elections by providing nonpartisan tools and resources to LSS staff, individuals, and Minnesota neighbors. Through a wide range of services, the organization seeks to provide safety and supportive homes for children, counseling to restore health and wellness in families, community living for people with disabilities, and options that help seniors experience independence and abundant aging.
The MN-CCD is broad based coalition of organizations of persons with disabilities, providers and advocates, dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.