Fund Disability Service Providers in Minnesota

Fund Disability Service Providers in Minnesota

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Alison Emery started this petition to Governor Tim Walz and

Disability Service Providers across Minnesota need financial help to survive the limits that had to be put on their programs due to COVID. These programs provide social, emotional, educational, and work opportunities for their clients. These work opportunities include job coaching to help them be successful. If these programs close adults with disabilities will lose their opportunities to work these jobs and their connectIons with other adults. 
Funding to protect these services was unanimously passed by the Minnesota Senate this year. However it was never voted on in the Minnesota House.  Tonight, July 31st 2020,  it was reported on the news that programs are voting to close or only have a couple of months left they can stay open.
Disability Service Providers  across Minnesota need retention grants so they can keep their doors open for the limited services they can provide now. They need help to still be here when they can have all their clients return to their programs. 
Please sign to let Governor Walz and the leaders of the Minnesota State House know that as Minnesotans we want these programs funded. Melissa Hortman, Ryan Winkler, and Kurt Daudt need to work together across party lines for the good of the disabled citizens of Minnesota. Governor Walz needs to find a way to help these programs stay open. DHS needs to communicate with the legislature about the needs of these programs.
As Hubert Humphrey said “ It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.”  I work with children who will need these programs when they grow up. My friends work with people who need these programs now. If they close, they may not reopen and that will create hardship for the Minnesotans who are disabled. Let's not fail the disabled citizens of  Minnesota! 

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