Minnesotans pack Capitol Rotunda for Disability Services Day

Hundreds of people packed the Minnesota Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, calling for lawmakers to invest in people with disabilities.

The group came together in St. Paul to advocate for a couple of bills aimed at bringing more resources for people with disabilities.

The annual Disability Services Day event brought more than 2,000 people to the Capitol Tuesday, asking lawmakers to pass the legislation.

Advocates say the state’s massive projected budget surplus makes it the perfect time to make it happen.

Nicole Atherton was one of the many Minnesotans who showed up at the Capitol Tuesday morning. Atherton, who has Down syndrome, made the trek from Moorhead. Shannon Bock, the executive director of the nonprofit that provides Atherton her daily support services, also made the drive.

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