Save the Date for Disability Rights Legislative Day: March 25, 2025

About Disability Rights Legislative Day

Save the Date for Disability Rights Legislative Day: March 25, 2025
Free for everyone to attend, in-person or virtually!
Registration coming soon
For nearly 20 years, disability advocates from around Missouri have traveled to the State Capitol to participate in Disability Rights Legislative Day and have their voices heard. Last year, we were able to bring Missourians the option of participating virtually and we are please to be able to offer this opportunity in 2024.

The event will be held in person and virtually so people with disabilities, family members, and others can participate regardless of where they live in the state. The more people that participate, the more we can advocate for what's important to us and show the legislature that "WE ARE HERE"
Disability Rights Legislative Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. A rally will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature an impressive lineup of speakers, including various legislators, and some powerful disability advocates (check out drld.org for an updated list as we confirm speakers). After the rally, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in-person participants can meet with their legislators and explore the capital.

As part of the "WE ARE HERE" theme, we will feature rally speakers focused on issues including Transportation, Employment and the Caregiver Crisis. During the rally, legislators and advocates will cover these topics. When you meet with your legislators, you can talk about these topics or any other issues that impact your life each and every day.

In-Person Participants can expect:

  • A rally with legislators and self-advocates expressing their support and highlighting important disability issues
  • Time in the afternoon from 1-4pm to set up appointments with your legislator. This will need to be done on your own or with a group!

  • Training and Resources to help you tell your story and advocate about what matters most to you leading up to and following the event

Virtual Participants can expect:

  • High-quality streaming of the rally
  • Training and Resources on how to interact with your legislator in your home district
  • After-event resources to continue engaging with elected officials
  • Afternoon Zoom Sessions with advocacy experts on the topics of transportation, housing and the caregiver crisis.

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