Legislative Advocacy

Legislation has a significant effect on every person’s life, and there are times when specific pieces of legislation affect individuals with disabilities in particular. We encourage you to stay informed of legislation affecting people with disabilities, and let your voices be heard by contacting your legiislators to express your opinions about the current issues. Here are some helpful resources to keep you informed and in touch with your representatives:

Advocacy Tools & Resources
Advocacy 101
Get tips on how to effectively advocate with legislators

Legislative Basics
Find out more about legislators and how to track important bills online

Legislative Outcomes
Tennessee Disability Coalition highlights legislation that has had a positive effect on individuals with disabilities

The Legislative Monitor
The Legislative Monitor is a newsletter that tracks state and federal legislation that has the potential to affect the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Subscription to this publication is free.