Here are links to some useful advocacy resources:
The Autism Society of America Action Center has information about advocacy actions they recommend now, information about local, state, and national candidates and their positions on disability issues, and information about legislation.
The Autism Society Public Policy and Advocacy Newsletter (named Ignite!) is the Autism Society’s official public policy and advocacy newsletter, for information and analysis on federal legislation and regulations impacting people with autism and other disabilities.
The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 40 state and local organizations and groups. For more than 20 years, Survival has been focused on changing and improving policies and practices that support people with disabilities of all ages to be full participants in community life.
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC) is a non-partisan effort to increase voting turnout and participation in the electoral process among members of Wisconsin’s disability community. The WDVC website features videos and other resources designed to help people with disabilities vote.
click here to go to the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is preparing for the upcoming elections and state budget and legislative session!
We have finalized our 2019-2021 budget and policy platform, which focuses on seven priority issues that impact people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families in Wisconsin.
We created a single front and back sheet for each issue, and have included links to each below:
We hope that you find these sheets easy to understand and use!
Using these documents:
Here are some ideas on how you can use these sheets when you are talking with your friends, families, neighbors, caregivers, community members, and others about these issues that are important to Wisconsin people with I/DD and their families:
Share on your social media pages
Share with your local disability network
Share with your state Senator, state Representative (to look up who represents you in the state legislature, enter your address in the Who Are My Legislators box), U.S. Congressperson and U.S. Senators (who are my federal representatives)
Use these sheets when talking with candidates running for local, county, and state offices
click here to go to the BPDD