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Advocate

Advocating for individuals with disabilities is a necessary and integral component of the work EP!C does. In addition to our own advocating efforts, EP!C encourages friends, families and supporters to take time to join the advocacy process and spread the word to increase awareness about the issues and needs faced by individuals with disabilities. There are several effective ways to advocate. The most powerful way to advocate is to share your story, whether you or your friend or family member is directly affected or you are a community supporter.

When telling your story, we suggest you mention the following information:

  • Your issue
  • How this issue affects you
  • How having proper supports could change your life (or the life of a
    friend or family member)
  • What your (or their) struggles without these supports are
  • Why you want to share this experience with your government official
  • What you hope to see change in the future

Current Action Items

HB HR0194

Send an email to Representatives

5.24.2021 a second witness slip for HB-HR0194 was requested for committee review on 5.27 at 9am.

 

HB HR0181

Human Services Institute Guiding Principles Article
(resource for HB HR0181)

 

HB 2148 & HB 3340

 

Who To Contact

Illinois Congressional Contact Information

State Executive and Legislative Contacts