The focus on the day is primarily on state-wide advocacy, with particular attention to employment and transportation access. Here are some highlights. Our morning session will feature a legislative update and overview of some of the Council’s work over the past year. We’ll have visits from a representative from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to speak to the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for both the transitional population and older working-age adults. We will also invite legislators to speak with us, who have a commitment to employment for people with disabilities or an innovative perspective on transportation. While these speakers are still being arranged, we intend to bring some new perspectives to our conversations.
Our afternoon will be spent, visiting with legislators or staff in their offices. Each visit with be approximately 30 minutes, one with an Assembly representative and the other with a representative from the Senate. These visits provide an excellent opportunity to open lines of communication and explore particular issues more deeply. You will receive a copy of the Council’s 2018 Legislative Priorities document, in advance of the day, to help prepare each of us for those visits.
Two important dates:
Monday, March 26 is the due date for registrations, if you would like to have scheduled visits with your representatives. You are welcome to register after that day, however, due to scheduling, we cannot guarantee office visits.
Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 to 3:00 is the Legislative Day. The exact location is yet to be determined. We will send the location, orientation instructions, parking suggestions, agenda and legislative priorities once all the details are finalized.