BISMARCK, N.D. - With new elected officials, the new session is only months away. In Bismarck the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy hosted a legislative training session focused on training people with disabilities about how to be involved in the legislative process.
This is all part of a three-day event with featured speakers including the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome.
Each of the participants make their own state senate and house taking on the role of elected officials.
"We've had people more on to the legislature and run for the legislature, so it's provided them some education that they didn't have access to in the past," said Judy DeWitz, LTI meeting manager.
Submissions to be a part of this mock legislature have doubled since the last session.