Many people with disabilities, along with families and advocates, will go to the Capitol Tuesday to urge Minnesota legislators to pass a bill that would increase payments for home and community care.
The 1 p.m. rally in the Capitol rotunda is designed to raise attention to what they call the “5% bill.” It calls for a 5 percent rate increase for Home and Community-Based Services, which they say support 67,600 people with disabilities and 24,900 older adults across the state.
Organizers said they expect 1,200 people for the rally.
Scheduled to speak are:
- Sen. Kent Eken, author of S.F. 1993 (5% bill)
- Rep. Jerry Newton, author H.F. 2408 (5% bill)
- Rep. Tom Huntley
- Rep. Jim Abeler
- Rep. Rod Hamilton
- Sen. David Brown
- Sen. David Hann
- Sen. John Hoffman
- Sen. Tom Lourey
- Bruce Nelson, ARRM CEO;
- DHS Commissioner, Lucinda Jesson
- Chris Groska, self-advocate, Coon Rapids
- Marie Bottelson, self-advocate.