Urge Minnesota lawmakers to support job opportunities for people with disabilities

Your action is needed to preserve funding for employment services for adults with disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) empowers Minnesotans with disabilities to find and keep jobs by providing employment services such as job counseling, job search assistance, training and job placement.

VRS is at a critical juncture. Without additional funding from the state, Minnesota will be required to close employment services to individuals with the most severe disabilities.

Call your legislators today! The Minnesota House and Senate are working to finalize their budget bills in the next few weeks. Please contact your legislators and ask them to include additional funding for VRS in the jobs budget bill, which is headed to conference committee.

  1. Look up and contact your state legislators.
  2. Contact the Jobs Committee Chairs in the House and Senate:

Talking points:

  • VRS empowers individuals with disabilities to find and keep jobs.
  • We need all Minnesotans working in order to meet employer demands in a looming labor shortage. VRS is one of our most effective strategies to increase competitive employment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Without additional funding from the state, Minnesota will be required to close the last remaining employment service category for adults with disabilities. If that happens, we won’t be able to serve any new applicants.
  • Please support the Governor's recommendation of a one-time increase of $3.5 million per year. This investment is absolutely critical at this time.