For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2020 Session List Table

The Importance of Grassroots Advocacy

May 1, 2020 1:15 PM

Kaaren Londahl
Board Member, Advocate, Volunteer, The Arc Oregon, Independence NW, OCDD, PHAME
Ryley Newport
Communications Director, Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities


Please join us as we discuss the importance of grassroots advocacy and how to be your own best advocate. We will share personal experiences about what works and doesn’t work to provide you with practical tips to use for advocacy in your local community as well as at the state level. Presenters will explain the importance of developing good relationships with legislators, share examples of successful advocacy strategies and outcomes, and discuss why it is important that people hear our stories!

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn:
– Strategies for how to talk to your legislators
– What OSAC has accomplished using these strategies to promote positive life changes for people with disabilities
– About opportunities to be an advocate in your local community and at the state level


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