The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and Iowans with Disabilities in Action invite you to join us for Advocating for Change Day on April 10. Advocating for Change Day is a day specifically for Iowans affected by disability to become skilled at communicating with their legislators and other elected state officials.
As a participant you will have the opportunity to attend a legislative briefing, visit with available legislators and other elected officials and lobbyists, and watch the legislative process from the galleries (when the Senate and/or House are in session).
Cookies and drinks will be provided at the Capitol. Lunch will not be provided.
Attendance is limited to the first 150 people who register.
Those who attend the legislative briefing will hear about the exciting opportunities Iowans with Disabilities in Action will soon be offering to help you better connect with your legislators. So don't miss out and get registered soon!
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a nonpartisan, statewide initiative dedicated to generating greater civic and political participation among people with disabilities.
Collectively, Iowans with disabilities could make up one of the state’s largest blocs of influence; however, research shows that a lack of confidence, apathy and other barriers prevent thousands from engaging in advocacy.
The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life and to share the stories of individuals with a disability to demonstrate that a successful life is possible! Iowans with Disabilities in Action encourages all individuals with disabilities to find a way they can actively participate in their community to not only increase awareness but show the importance of inclusion.
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Join the Iowans with Disabilities in Action network of more than 9,000 Iowans who want to get more involved civically and politically in the state (it's FREE). You will have access to the latest information and resources to help you take action in your community and state.
You will be subscribed to the Iowa Advocacy Connection and infoNET e-publication to keep you informed and updated on what’s happening with Iowans with Disabilities in Action, the Iowa Legislature and opportunities to get involved.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is a project of the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. The DD Council is a federally funded state agency that advocates for the development of services and supports so that Iowans with developmental disabilities can make choices and take control of their lives. Visit the DD Council website to learn more.
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