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2010 Legislative Education Project and Customized Legislative Process Trainings

This is a great way to learn about the legislative process and sharpen your skills so that you can comfortably and self-confidently advocate regarding issues on restraint and seclusion and other disability issues.


TO: All interested Persons

FROM: Donna Borgmeyer, Disability Program Specialist
Governor’s Council on Disability

RE: 2010 Legislative Education Project and
Customized Legislative Process Trainings

DATE: November [2009]

Just a reminder, the Governor's Council on Disability, the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and MO Centers for Independent Living (MOCIL) will once again be sponsoring the Legislative Education Project. The agenda for the 2010 LEP will be the same as last year. LEP will be held from February through April. LEP will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday with training about the legislative process and how to communicate with policy makers. A tour of the Capitol will also be included on Monday afternoon. LEP participants will spend Tuesday and Wednesday meeting with legislators, attending committee hearings and working on their issues. Those new to the LEP must be accompanied by an experienced mentor. Those attending LEP will be expected to commit to staying three days in Jefferson City, Monday through Wednesday, with the option of staying Thursday as well.

Registration for 2010 LEP will be on line. Please go to the Governor’s Council web site and fill out the registration form.



The start of the 2010 Legislative Session is just over a month away. The LEP sessions fill up quickly. We encourage your organization to sign up as soon as possible.

The schedule for the 2010 LEP trainings is as follows:

Legislative Education Project
2010 Schedule

Week 1 February 1 - 3, 2010
Week 2 February 8 - 10, 2010
Week 3 February 22 - 24, 2010
Week 4 March 1 - 3, 2010
March 4 - 15, 2010 (Spring Break, No LEP).
Week 5 March 15 - 17, 2010
Week 6 March 22 – 24, 2010
Week 7 March 29 - 31, 2010
Week 8 April 12 - 15, 2010
Week 9 April 19 – 21, 2010
Week 10 April 26 – 28, 2010

Participants will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. To schedule your organization for the LEP contact Donna Borgmeyer, Governor's Council on Disability, 1-800-877-8249 or Donna.Borgmeyer@oa.mo.gov

The schedule for the LEP will be available on the SILC web site at www.mosilc.org and the Governor’s Council on Disability web site at http://disabilityinfo.mo.gov/gcd/

Customized Legislative Process Trainings:

The Governor’s Council on Disability will once again offer customized trainings on the legislative process for those who are unable to commit to spending three days in Jefferson City. The one day training is only available on Tuesdays and requires a minimum of 7 participants per group. If there is a single individual request, the individual will join other participants to meet the minimum requirement. These trainings are only held in Jefferson City. For more information about the one day customized training contact Donna Borgmeyer donna.borgmeyer@oa.mo.gov or call 1-800-877-8249 or 573-751-2600. Registration for the Customized LEP can also be found on line at http://www.disabilityinfo.mo.gov/gcd/LEP.shtml

Donna Borgmeyer
Disability Program Specialist
Governor's Council on Disability
PO Box 1668
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-2600
(800) 877-8249

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