Public Policy Advocacy Go Bag
What You Need When You're Preparing to Act
You are the expert! Every day you deal with issues as a family member of someone with an intellectual or developmental disability. Your representatives need to learn from you about what the issues are and ways government can help. Public policy advocacy is most effective when family members, self-advocates, professionals and caring citizens work together.
The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute empowers New Jersey families that have a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability to become personally involved in public policy. Action Alerts are sent out through email whenever a critical issue arises that families need to know about. To ensure you don't miss an update sign up to receive alerts today HERE.
Your Public Policy Tool Belt:
- People First Language
- Tips for Responding to Action Alerts: Writing
- Tips for Responding to Action Alerts: Calling
- How to Build a Relationship With Your Legislators
- Commonly Used Legislative Lingo
- Commonly Used Lingo in the Developmental Disability Community
- Levels of Government (Source-www.njleg.state.nj.us)
- Making Your Voice Heard: Understanding the Public's Role in the Legislative Committee Process (Source-www.njleg.state.nj.us)
New Jersey Government Representatives:
- New Jersey Legislative Website
For questions contact The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.246.2526.