DRLD 2022 Media Alert

On Wednesday March 9, hundreds of people with disabilities and their advocates will join a rally marking the 21st Annual "Disability Rights Legislative Day".  The rally has historically been held in person at the state capitol – this year’s event will be hybrid, both in person and virtual via YouTube.  

Key elected officials including the Governor and State Treasurer, as well as legislators and self-advocates will speak at the 11 a.m. rally around the theme “Power in Unity”.  The Governor will proclaim March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in the State of Missouri. 

Speakers and elected officials will address legislation that supports disability rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities – in life, in work, in education. Self-Advocates and advocates from across the state will have the opportunity to share their stories and educate legislators on the issues that matter to them most.

The rally is co-sponsored by a coalition of disability-related organizations from around the state. It was funded through a grant by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC).

There will be ample opportunity for media coverage and there are always rally participants eager to share their stories.

For more information, contact Mark Satterwhite (573-228-0318), msatterwhite@bcfr.org.

Funding for Disability Rights Legislative Day is provided by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council, Grant #2001MOSCDD-02 & 2101MOSCDD-01, as authorized by Public Law 106-402 - Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act 2000.