In this issue:
Public Policy Update
Join the Public Policy Department for our 2015 Legislative Kick-off on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the Department of Transportation Cafeteria, 395 John Ireland Blvd., St. Paul. Please take time to plan ahead:
1. Call Erica to register and get $5 toward lunch.
2. Schedule meetings with your legislators in advance, ideally between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Or, tell Erica if you would like help setting up an appointment.
3. Plan how to get to the Dept. of Transportation Cafeteria and where to park. Click here for a map of the Capitol grounds.
4. Prepare your personal story to share with legislators.
Due to the Capitol construction we will not be holding Disability Day at the Capitol this session which means our Tuesdays at the Capitol are more important than ever to share stories of individuals and families affected by brain injury with policymakers. We will be at the Capitol every Tuesday at 10 a.m. beginning January 13.
To register for our 2015 Legislative Kick-off or any Tuesday at the Capitol call Erica at 612-877-7905 or contact Jeff Nachbar or Erica Schmiel. Be sure to visit our Advocacy Action Center.
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Brain Injury Educational Classes
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers a variety of educational classes - including our monthly Brain Injury Basics class - for families, individuals and professionals in the Twin Cities. Our educators can also train your staff on-site at your facility with our Traveling Workshops.
Brain Injury Basics
Adjustment to Brain Injury: January 22, 2015
Caregiving: February 26, 2015
Registration is required for all classes. Brain Injury Basics takes place in the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offices in Roseville from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for professionals; a $5 donation is appreciated from consumers.
Click here for more information on our Education opportunities or call our Education and Community Outreach Department at 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442.
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A Great Way to End 2014
Please finish off the year by making a donation to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. For every dollar you give, you raise awareness about falls prevention, proper helmet use, shaken baby syndrome, brain injury and homelessness, sports concussions, and numerous other issues related to brain injury. Whatever your reason for giving and however you give, know that you make a difference! To make your gift, click here.
If you have already donated, we cannot thank you enough. Because of your generosity and the programs you support, the more than 100,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury have a voice.
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Classified Ad Opportunities
We are pleased to provide an online opportunity for organizations to broadcast their message about job openings, services and more through affordable, convenient advertising. This bi-weekly electronic publication is sent to more than 6,250 professionals, paraprofessionals and persons with brain injury and their families.
The cost to run a classified ad of up to 250 words is $20 for one edition or $30 for two editions. Ads must be submitted in electronic form to receive this rate. Ads submitted in hard copy will be charged an additional $15 administrative fee. To learn more about this affordable, convenient advertising opportunity, please e-mail Phil at email@example.com or call 612-378-2742 or 800-669-6442. Advertising is posted at the end of the publication under the heading "Classified Ads."