Advocate for Disability Issues
As a nonprofit organization, grassroots advocacy is an important part of Opportunity Partners’ mission in order to influence outcomes that directly affect the lives of the people we serve. Grassroots advocacy increases our capacity to build influence and create change in Minnesota’s public policy.
These efforts bring together many people who share the same cause and who work for that cause from the ground up, creating a groundswell of voices.
Grassroots advocacy happens at the Capitol with our legislators, in the community with our friends and neighbors, and in the workplace as we advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Grassroots advocacy, by its very nature, is something that is continuous.
- Tuesdays throughout the legislative session – Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities “Tuesdays at the Capitol” MN-CCD representatives will be there to provide updates on important policy issues that affect members of the disability community and help you prepare a personal story to share with your legislators. For more information, visit http://mnccd.org/?page_id=36
- Tuesday, May 21 – COAL, the Committee of Advocacy & Leadership, will host a potluck and open house from 6-8 pm at Opportunity Partners-Koch Campus, 5500 Opportunity Court, Minnetonka. The event will take place in the Gunderson Garden. Please bring food to share while you visit informational booths, learn about COAL and meet members. COAL is a group for and by people served by Opportunity Partners who want to learn, teach and practice self-advocacy. For more information, contact Alicia Munson at email@example.com or 952-930-7696.
With questions about how to get involved in grassroots & self-advocacy or for more information about these events, contact our Public Policy & Advocacy Associate Alicia Munson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-930-7696
- What is COAL?
- Share your story with a legislator. Follow this link to access tools and information to help you craft your message. We have set up several templates to help get you started:
- Meet your legislators in the community. Check the legislative websites for events to attend.