Saturday, April 6, 2013

Disability Policy Seminar

Family Voices Indiana shares the following opportunity to share your voice:

We know that not everyone can come to DC for the Disability Policy Seminar. But it’s just as important to visit your members of Congress at home in your states and districts. Your voice still needs to be heard! Help us amplify our advocacy across the country by participating in a day of district-level advocacy in your state on the same day your colleagues will be on the hill in DC.
We’re asking you to meet with your Congressional district office staff on Wednesday, April 17th on the same day that Disability Policy Seminar advocates are heading to Capitol Hill. Click on the link to find Senate and Congressional district office locations and contact information and scroll down to “Congressional and Administration Directory”. Enter your zip code to find your members offices. Make sure to call and ask for an appointment, and tell the staff members what issues you want to talk about.

Information for Visits
·         For information and talking points, download the factsheets on Community LivingSocial Security and SSI,Education and EmploymentABLE ActCivil Rights, and Fiscal Policy.
·         The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities project has a new function that allows you to create a chart of information and data specific to people with developmental disabilities in your state.
·         For tips on visiting the hill, view the archive of AUCD’s orientation webinar for Trainees and Young Professionals.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be sending tips and information on making appointments in district offices and the ongoing efforts we are making to keep Congressional members in touch with advocates in their districts as the sequestration and budget battles continue to unfold. Let’s keep telling Congress “Don’t Cut Our Lifeline!”

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