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Community Members to Discuss Disability Issues With Elected Officials at Forum in Saint Paul

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Community members have an opportunity to attend a Disability Matters Town Hall Forum from 7- 8:30 p.m., Thursday, November 20, at the Neighborhood House Wellstone Center, 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul.

The town hall forum, hosted by the Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, will provide education on the state of health and human services in Minnesota, and explain how the budget in 2009 could impact choice, quality and access to key programs and services used by those in the disability community. Participants will have an opportunity to speak directly to legislators about their challenges and successes, and will gain valuable advocacy tools at these town hall forums.

To register or learn more about this event, contact Gene Martinez, senior public policy advocate for Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-915-3615 (office), or

The consortium will host a series of town hall forums throughout November and December. Learn more at

About MN-CCD:

The Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (MN-CCD) is a coalition of more than 110 disability organizations that advocates for improving the lives of people with disabilities. The MN-CCD addresses public policy issues that affect people with disabilities by collaborating with others, advocating, educating, influencing change and creating awareness for understanding.

Gene Martinez

952-915-3615 (office)

SOURCE Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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