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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Toolkit On Getting Through To Elected Officials

Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They're writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups.
This new wave of political advocacy is incredible. And people with disabilities need to be a part of that. That's why last week, we announced a new series of plain language toolkits. These toolkits focus on the basics of civic engagement.
  • who our elected officials are, and
  • what strategies self-advocates can use to get our voices heard by the people we elect to represent us.
Some parts of the toolkit are available as short, stand-alone fact sheets, including "How to Call Your Elected Officials," "In-Person Meetings with Elected Officials," and "Sending Elected Officials Emails, Letters, and Faxes."
You can download the toolkit and fact sheets by clicking here.
SOURCE: Press Release Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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