T-shirt that says Democrat
Advocacy, Political

Another Sunday

Remember the three issues that I care about: disability rights, health care and Medicaid. I know that they are divisive issues in politics and they should not be. I want to be straight with you with what’s at stake in this election for me. You’ve heard me say it before, Medicaid services for people with… Continue reading Another Sunday

Justin smiling in front of Democrat candidate lawn signs
Advocacy, Political

Definitely VOTE!

Why vote? Watch my video and find out! https://youtu.be/jf-Bqkcea0M I just made this video on Sunday - thanks for the help mom! How to vote in Minnesota? To start, everything in this blog has to do with me and voting in Minnesota. I feel fortunate to live in Minnesota, a state that finds ways to… Continue reading Definitely VOTE!

Justin smiling looking at political candidate signs in yard
Political

What matters to you?

The top three issues that absolutely matter to me are health care, Medicaid and disability rights. I’ll talk about this more and more in future posts. What issues matter most to you? What candidates do you think will support or protect the issues that matter most to you? I’ve taken the time to learn more… Continue reading What matters to you?

Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy

My 100th post! #ADA30

It is my 100th post. And it is the thirtieth anniversary of President George HW Bush’s signing of the American with Disabilities Act or ADA. I am going to explain why the ADA matters to me. Why does the ADA matter? I’m going to quote from my speech at the Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening… Continue reading My 100th post! #ADA30

Dad holding Justin in hospital bed
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Time to Act in Minnesota

According to the Arc Minnesota “the 2% provider tax on health care services is the main source of funding for the Health Care Access Fund, which contributes nearly $450 million to Medical Assistance in Minnesota. The provider tax is scheduled to expire or “sunset” at the end of 2019, which would leave a hole of more… Continue reading Time to Act in Minnesota

Back of Justin in his wheelchair covered with pins for MN DFL candidates looking at yard signs for DFL candidates
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Midterms on Nov 6: Clear choice for me in Minnesota

The DFL candidates all are more supportive of disability rights and issues that impact my ability to choose where I live with the supports that I need to be included in my community. Social services that support people with disabilities to be able to live in their communities are critical. This means fighting for: Affordable… Continue reading Midterms on Nov 6: Clear choice for me in Minnesota

Justin with I voted sticker on next to Vote Here sign and US Flag
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Governor’s Forum on 9/13 cancelled

I just got this cancellation yesterday for the Governor's Forum that I was looking forward to going to on Thursday. "Unfortunately, event cosponsors have had to cancel the event due to lack of confirmation from the candidates. We are still working to ensure that candidates for Minnesota Governor address and prioritize issues of importance to members of… Continue reading Governor’s Forum on 9/13 cancelled

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Vote! My letter to the editor

My First Letter to the Editor published in White Bear/Vadnais Heights Press, August 8, 2018 This coming Tuesday, August 14th, is the primary election for governor in Minnesota. As a young person living with a severe disability, I know that the next election can have a huge impact on the disability community. I am supporting… Continue reading Vote! My letter to the editor