Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hundreds to Rally at State Capitol to Support Kansans with Disabilities

Hundreds of Kansans with disabilities, along with their families, their support staff and advocates, will rally at the Statehouse on March 23, to call for legislative priorities such as protecting funding for Medicaid and early childhood services, closer monitoring of KanCare, and requesting a freeze on plans to overhaul programs they rely on to continue living independently.

This year more than 600 people are expected to join InterHab, the state’s largest and oldest association of developmental disability service providers, at their annual Push Day event. The event will focus on empowering Kansans with disabilities to make their voices heard and remind legislators of the power of this large and active community of voters. The group will rally around the movement #myvotecounts to spread their message through the Statehouse and social media.

Although many have pre-registered for the event, all are welcome to come and show their support for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. InterHab encourages all those who attend to wear green to send a strong and unified message to state government.

Rally participants will start gathering at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday with the program of events starting off at 10:30. The event will conclude in the early afternoon with visits with legislators, and observing the proceedings in both legislative chambers.

Photos from previous InterHab Push Day events. 

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