Legislative Advocacy

Get updates from Parent Coalition and The Arc of Whatcom County

Advocates from Whatcom County attended Advocacy Days in the state capitol.

Members of The Arc's Young Adult Self-Advocacy group attend Advocacy Days in the state capitol, 2016.

Go to our website at www.arcwhatcom.org to sign up for e-Alerts, see past newsletters, find informative handouts, and access our events calendar.

"Like" us on Facebook for updates on current news and events: http://www.facebook.com/ArcWhatcom

Check out the resources offered by The Arc of Washington

The Legislative Action Center http://capwiz.com/arcwa/home/ has information on your elected officials, issues and legislation, elections and candidates.  It also offers easy tools for contacting your officials or local media outlets and sample letters and phone scripts.

Sign up for Action E-List to stay informed on the latest news: http://capwiz.com/arcwa/mlm/signup/

Issue Papers http://arcwa.org/index.php/takeaction/washingtonstate/issue_papers has informative documents on various issues and includes DD 101 and the 2017 Legislative Notebook.

The Olympia Insider is an informative video series on current events in Olympia relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.  The Olympia Reporter also provides informative articles. http://arcwa.org/index.php/takeaction/washingtonstate/the_olympia_insider

Hot Tips for Advocates is an easy to use guide for successful advocacy: http://arcwa.org/index.php/library/2016_hot_tips/

Get connected with Facebook and Twitter and find even more resources at The Arc of Washington's Take Action website: http://arcwa.org/takeaction

Keep up to date on Federal Issues through The Arc US

Visit The Arc's Action Center http://cqrcengage.com/thearc/ to get information on elected officials, issues, legislation, candidates and elections.

Sign up for the Capitol Insider to stay informed on the latest federal news: http://cqrcengage.com/thearc/app/register?2&m=10985

The Public Policy page has summary and background information on various issues: http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=2400

Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Meet with your legislators!

 Join other advocates in Olympia

  • Learn about new legislation
  • Learn how to advocate

 Expected Schedule

 7:00 am: Meet at bus and leave Bellingham

10:00 am: Arrive at the Capitol

Briefing about upcoming bills & budget

Open time to meet with elected officials

3:00 pm: Leave Olympia

6:00 pm: Return to Bellingham

 Make your needs known to our legislators. Help them understand what your family life is like on a daily basis. Let them know why they need to fund supports and services for you and your family. Families and caregivers are welcome.

Call us today for more information and to reserve your space:

360-715-0170 or parentcoaltion@arcwhatcom.org

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