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?

Kris and Justin smiling
Advocacy, Political

Why it matters

Voting by mail this year Last week, I voted absentee for our primary election in Minnesota. That’s one way I make my voice heard and hope that you all do the same. It’s pretty simple – register to vote, request your vote-by-mail ballot for your upcoming elections, and then follow the instructions on the mail-in… Continue reading Why it matters

Justin with mask on face
Advocacy, Health, Political, Writing

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It’s been a difficult 2020. I would say that it’s been a difficult couple of years for me personally in figuring out what to do with my life and dealing with medical issues. But 2020 just added a whole new meaning to difficult. Thoughts on COVID I am at high risk of catching this virus… Continue reading 2020202020202020202020202020

Medtronic DBS programmer and charger device
Uncategorized

Another typical week

Just a reminder – my typical weeks are why we need to protect Medicaid and make sure we have access to good, affordable healthcare! Speech therapy on Tuesday. Communication device fell off my chair but fortunately seems to be working just fine. My speech therapist made some brilliant changes so that I can’t accidentally hit… Continue reading Another typical week

Ami Wazlawik and Justin Smith smiling
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GOTV and CHVRCHES

GOTV Busy week this week. For the first time ever, I went door-knocking with my mom. I’m hoping to get out more in the next month for Ami Wazlawik for MN State House 38B and my other favorites like Tim Walz for Governor, Amy Klobuchar, and Tina Smith for US Senate. Each of these candidates… Continue reading GOTV and CHVRCHES

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

Justin with Tim Walz
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Why it matters

Governor Candidates' Forum on 9/13 There are some key issues that impact people with disabilities that I think everyone should be thinking about as they decide who to vote for in the midterm elections. I’ve said this in previous posts and will say it again – SHOW UP! It’s important to show up now and… Continue reading Why it matters