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2277 Highway 36 West, Suite 200 Roseville, MN 55113-3830
Phone: 612-378-2742
Toll Free: 1-800-669-6442
Fax: 612-378-2789
E-Mail:info@braininjurymn.org
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Advocacy

Advocacy Matters!
People with brain injury, their loved ones and the professionals that serve them are all uniquely qualified to take effective political action to improve supports and services for people with brain injury and stroke and to help increase prevention. Our most important advocacy strategy is helping Citizen Advocates turn their story into an effective political message they can share with policymakers to create positive change. Please join our advocacy efforts!


Citizen Advocates
There are many ways to be a Citizen Advocate, coming to the Capitol is just one of them. Sign up here for our Action E-list to get e-mail updates on current issues and legislation, public policy trainings and events, and legislative action alerts to call or write your policymakers.


Tuesdays at the Capitol
Advocate at the State Capitol! Every Tuesday beginning January 13 Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance Public Policy staff meet with citizen advocates in the Department of Transportation cafeteria at 10 a.m. We provide a policy update, help write personal stories and facilitate meetings with legislators. Call Erica at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442 if you want to join us!


2015 Legislative Priorities

  • Medical Assistance (MA) Reform
    MA Reform supports independence, promotes equity, stabilizes services, increases cost-effectiveness and incentivizes work.
    • Increase the MA Income, Asset and Spend-down Standards
      Medical Assistance (MA) provides adults and seniors with disabilities with access to services necessary for independent living. Current policy forces people to go deep into poverty in order to get these services
    • Repeal the MA-EPD Premium and Fee Increases

      Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) is a work incentive program that allows people with disabilities to earn more income and have more savings while still maintaining MA eligibility


  • Motorcycle Personal Injury Insurance
    Requires motorcyclists to take personal responsibility for the costs and consequences of their personal decisions.
    Current law does not require personal injury insurance for motorcycles in Minnesota. This increases the risk of motorcyclists bankrupting themselves and their families and has left Minnesota taxpayers with a $60 million bill for hospital charges over the past ten years.
    • Require Injury Insurance on all Motorcycles in Minnesota

Advocacy Action Center
The Advocacy Action Center is the information hub for our Citizen Advocates. Click here.

  • Citizen Advocacy Academy trainings and events schedule
  • Current issues & legislation updates
  • Action Alerts to contact your legislators
  • Your elected officials

State Government
For additional information on state agencies, commissions and contacts that provide information and services for individuals with disabilities, click here.