We’ve got a BILL!!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the word; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does.” – Margaret Mead
Arizona residents …
YOUR VOICE is needed!
Log in to your account or CREATE an account to:
- Show your support with a THUMBS UP “yes” for SB1336
- Request to speak- do you understand the HUGE gap in services that exists due to the state’s definition excluding Spina Bifida after age 6? Please contact our office 602.274.3323 or email Jay at [email protected] for speaking points.
- CONTACT EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT VOTES IN ARIZONA and ask them to register and support SB1336
- Reach out to your legislators and ask them to support and encourage their colleagues to support SB1336- find your district here if you are unsure https://azredistricting.org/districtlocator/
- Click here for Senate Members to email- https://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster/?body=S
- Click here for House Members to email- https://www.azleg.gov/MemberRoster/?body=H
- SEE below to get a brief overview of why SBAAZ has been immersed in changing this.
See images below to understand WHY:
Images below are from prior attempts, links can’t be clicked, see above list 1-7 for that!
Current AZ definition of DD:
(old bill# ignore that part… this is our THIRD TRY, don’t let BILL DIE…)
What is advocacy?
- Self-Advocacy – action on your own behalf
- Individual Advocacy – acting on your own, for any cause
- Systems Change or Community Advocacy – acting to change the way things are done within agencies, organizations or government. One form of Community Advocacy is Political Action.
9 Ways to Advocate
- Ask for what you want. If you ask you might not get it; if you don’t ask, you certainly will not. Talk to someone who has the power to make a change. For example, ask to talk to the supervisor or person in charge
- Take action. Make a phone call, send an email, or send a letter – and always sign it!
- Use the media. Write a letter to the editor or a newsletter article on an issue to inform & mobilize. Talk to the media (news reporter, radio announcer, etc.)
- Talk to a policy-maker. Talk to a City Councilwoman, Mayor, State Legislator, or U.S. Congressman, or testify at public hearings and meetings.
- Join a policy-making body, like a governmental council or commission, or an organization’s Board of Directors.
- Use your civil rights. Learn your rights and responsibilities. File an appeal or grievance when you don’t agree with a service provider’s decision. File an ADA complaint with the AZ Attorney General or U.S. Department of Justice.
- Get involved with your political party at the local level. Volunteer on a political campaign. Start or sign a petition.
- Join or organize a rally, press conference or demonstration.
- Register to vote… and vote!