For family members, caregivers & community members.
Join us Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6-8pm at The Arc’s Dan Godwin Community Center in Bellingham to learn about legislative advocacy.
At this workshop we will:
- Highlight current legislative issues that impact individuals with developmental disabilities & their families.
- Discuss how to share your experiences & create stories to give to legislators.
- Give you opportunities to prepare a story to share with elected officials about education, support services, or the issue most important to you!
Did you miss the workshop? Below are the resources we provided:
Being an Effective Advocate 2017
Make your voice heard 2017
Family Story Worksheet
Bills of Interest 3-19-17 + Hearings
Continuity of Care – Talking Points
Future of Medicaid 2017-03
Supported Living – A System in Crisis Position Paper updated for appropriations
Provides the information needed to create fair and equitable public policy.
Gives updated information about the ongoing changes with Medicaid Services.
Information on children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities such as:
- Number of people
- Where they live
- What they want
Advocacy days offer a way for you to learn about the legislative process in person!
The 2013 Legislative Notebook provides a summary on budget and policy issues, data charts, and reports for the 2013 legislative session
The Arc of Washington State’s Take Action works with advocacy groups about legislative process for people with intellectual and developmental disability issues.