Inside Gillette Blog


Join us at the Capitol on April 20th

Posted On: 04/12/2010

Categories: Advocacy

Calling all Gillette patients and families! You’re invited to join us on Tuesday, April 20th, to meet your district’s legislator and share your personal story of how Gillette has impacted you or your child’s life. You’ll be helping legislators understand the importance of disability services — and you’ll learn how to become an advocate for yourself and the disabilities community.

We’ll offer talking points on disability services, give you tips on how to tell your story, and provide background materials on legislation. Later, we’ll join you for a lunchtime Q&A session.

AGENDA

10:00 AM: Welcome and introduction with Gillette Advocates in the State Office Building       

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Meet with your legislators and share your personal story

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch in the Department of Transportation Cafeteria

1:00 PM: Opportunity to attend hearings or meet with your legislator if you were unable to do so in the morning

If you’d like to participate, email Nikki at selfadvocacy2010@gmail.com to sign up for Tuesdays at the Capitol. Nikki can also set up a meeting with your legislator in advance — just let her know if you’d like her help. If you can’t make it April 20th, we’ve scheduled two more Tuesdays at the Capitol days for April 27th and May 11th

Thanks for your support. We hope to see you at the Capitol!