Wednesday, March 20, 2013--6p.m.
MADISON--At the state Capitol today, disability advocates are reaching out to legislators in hopes that they'll keep some of their core concerns in mind.
Earlier today, the group held a legislative briefing--followed by a rally.
They then hiked over to chat with lawmakers about a host of issues, ranging from transportation to employment. One leader said they're pleased with the mental health funding found in the governor's budget proposal. "We'd like to thank the governor for putting-in money for the mental health funding, that was very much needed," said Maureen Ryan, a co-chair of the Survival Coalition. "It's been under-funded for a long time. We would like the joint finance to keep that in the budget. We're currently trying to meet with all our legislators, today we have over 450 people here that are going to meet with the legislators and talk about these issues that are important to them."
Ryan said the group tries to trek to the Captiol to meet with lawmakers every year.