Disability Rights Day

The 2017 Disability Rights Day (DRD) will be held on Wednesday, April 26th at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.  LaCAN members from around the state will join together to advocate for the supports and services people with developmental disabilities need to live in their own homes and be productive members of their communities. 

What to Expect

On the morning of DRD, attendees will meet at designated locations across the state and board buses or vans to Baton Rouge.  Transportation will be provided in most regions.  Contact your LaCAN Leader or Families Helping Families Center to reserve your seat.  Should you choose to drive yourself, public parking will be available on Capitol Access Road, Spanish Town Road and streets to its south, as well as in parking lots off of River Road.

Once you arrive at the Capitol, LaCAN Team Leaders and/or other experienced advocates will assist you and other participants with meeting legislators to share personal stories and information about issues related to home and community-based supports.

At 12:00 p.m., everyone will gather on the Capitol steps to participate in a rally.  The rally program will feature a keynote speaker, remarks from legislators, and plenty of cheers from participants.

What to Wear

Your new yellow LaCAN t-shirt!  We want legislators to see a "sea of yellow" on the Capitol Steps.  (There is a new t-shirt design this year with “We’ve Waited Long Enough!” on the back.)  If you don't have a shirt, contact your LaCAN Team Leader.

Disability Rights Day is supported through the collaborative efforts of the DD Council, LaCAN, and Families Helping Families.

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