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Urge Senators: Keep Speaking Up for Medicaid, ACA

** Actions Needed: 1)Call Minnesota’s U.S. Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and share this message: “Thank you for voting against proposals this week that would cut Medicaid and take away benefits in the Affordable Care Act.  Please continue to [...]

July 26: Rally for Disability Rights

The continued attacks on services and supports for individuals with disabilities demonstrate the ongoing need for events like the “Disability Rights March & Rally!” on Wednesday, July 26th.  Join the Minnesota State Council on Disabilities at the Minnesota History Center [...]

Ellen Joins Us to Lead Housing Access Services

Ellen Baudler (photo) began work at Director of Housing Access on June 5th.  She will oversee The Arc Minnesota’s Housing Access Services and Housing Access Coordination.  Prior to joining us, Ellen was an attorney serving organizations that create or manage [...]

Job Opening: Community Resource Connector

The Arc Minnesota has an opening for a position in our Working Life Alliance program. A Working Life Alliance is looking for a Community Resource Connector to support job seekers with disabilities and their families in Northeastern and North Central [...]

Legislature Passes & Governor Signs HHS Bill

The Minnesota Legislature went into special session right after Monday’s official adjournment of the 2017 Legislative Session.  They passed all the spending bills to fund Minnesota state government on early Friday morning, May 26th. The health and human services (HHS) [...]

Medicaid Conversations Draw Crowds, Powerful Stories

Three successful “This is Medicaid” community conversations were held on Wednesday, May 31st, in Bloomington, St. Cloud, and Northfield.  The attendance ranged from 20 individuals at the St. Cloud forum to an estimated 50 in Northfield to an estimated 200 [...]

Hiring a New Senior Policy Director

After 15 years at The Arc Minnesota and a 43-year career of service and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, our Senior Policy Director Steve Larson is making a well-deserved transition to retirement.  We are grateful for his [...]

Job Openings: Trust Associate, Community Resource Connector

The Arc Minnesota has openings for positions in our Master Pooled Trust and Working Life Alliance programs. The Master Pooled Trust (MPT) program has an opening for a Trust Associate. The MPT provides future financial security for individuals with disabilities, [...]

Good News & Disappointments in HHS Budgets

The Minnesota Senate and House omnibus health and human services (HHS) bills, SF 800 and HF 945, were released on Monday, March 27, 2017.   We made progress on several of our legislative priorities, but on some of our major initiatives, [...]

Tell U.S. House Members: Oppose New Health Care Bill

Action Needed: Call your member of the U.S. House before Tuesday, April 25th with this message: "Oppose the American Health Care Act, including the latest proposals to change it.  The changes in the bill make an already bad bill even [...]