Every legislative session Montana’s four Centers for Independent Living (Summit, NCILS, MILP and LIFTT) along with the Statewide Independent Living Council sponsor two events at the state capital to provide an opportunity for legislators to learn about the issues affecting people with disabilities all across the state of Montana.
Legislative Day will take place on Friday, January 25.
Legislative Day activities will include a morning workshop on the legislative process and an outline of current bills that are a priority for people with disabilities. The morning workshop will be followed by a potato bar luncheon with legislators in the rotunda of the Capitol. The luncheon will provide an opportunity for attendees to communicate with their legislative representatives in person and observe the legislative session.
Rally Day will take place on Friday, March 8.
Rally Day will be an opportunity for the Independent Living Centers to continue communicating to legislators and addressing policy concerns so we can keep working to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Montana. Rally Day activities vary from session to session depending on what issues need to be addressed but usually consist of educating legislators on who we are and what issues are important to people with disabilities.
If you are interested in attending Legislative Day in January or Rally Day in March, please contact your local Center for Independent Living to get more information.