Disability Network/MI members gathered together in Lansing at the State Capitol on April 26th to share our stories of impact, policy position statements and rational for continued support for Centers for Independent Living (CIL). Initial numbers indicate we had over 50 legislators or staff stop by to meet with their CIL representatives and many meetings commenced before and after lunch with representatives in their offices.
This event was a great example of how our network of CIL's engage around issues, and together, with a unified voice make a big impact. We shared three key position statements with Legislators covering the topics of Employment, Transportation and Long-Term Supports & Services, as well as the 2011 DN/M Annual Report.
A special thanks goes to the members of the Public Policy Committee and Sandi Lewis and Holly Mauck, from Muchmore, Smalley & Harrington for putting on such a successful event.
There are NO LIMITS to what we can accomplish TOGETHER!!!
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