Senator Karla Bigham receives Certificate of Appreciation and Animal Advocate Award

In light of her support and work for Minnesotans with disabilities, Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Minnesota Council on Disability. The Council’s mission is to advise policymakers and advocate for policies and programs in the public and private sectors that advance the rights of Minnesotans with disabilities.

“I’m proud to receive this award from the Minnesota Council on Disability. I will continue to push forward legislation that strengthens the rights of people with disabilities and to support investments in their future,” said Senator Bigham. “Minnesotans with disabilities should never be overlooked when it comes to discussions at the Legislature. I’m honored to receive this recognition from the disability community and am grateful for the MCD and all disability advocates for their tireless work.”

Senator Bigham was also selected for the Animal Humane Society’s Animal Advocate Award in recognition of her work to prohibit retail pet shop sales of dogs or cats. This is the second time Senator Bigham has been recognized for this award.

“I will always fight for policies that treat animals with dignity and respect, and am thankful for this recognition and support,” said Senator Bigham. “As the proud parent of two rescues, I look forward to Minnesota outlawing those practices that exploit animals.”

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Karla Bigham represents District 54 in the southeast Twin Cities metro, including parts of Dakota and Washington counties.

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