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Introducing the 2019 Advocacy Toolkit

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Heading to Disability Day on the Hill on Tuesday, February 12th to speak with your legislators? Check out these resources before you go. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Policy One Pagers

Katie Beckett-TEFRA for TN - Facts & Talking Points.docx

 

Improving pay for Direct Support Professionals:

TNCOLeaveBehindForLegislators.pdf

TNCOLeaveBehindForLegislators (Text-Only)

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Dynamic Accessibility Act:

Dynamic Accessibility Act.pdf

Dynamic Accessibility Act (Text-Only)

 

Tips for a Successful Meeting with Your Legislator
Not sure how to approach a meeting with your legislator(s)? These tips and tricks will help you ensure your meeting is a great success! 

Download the .docx here

The Do's and Don'ts of Meeting with Your Legislators

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Printable "Leave-Behind" Document

It is helpful to leave behind your contact information and a note about the issue you discussed with your legislator. Here is a template to get started!

Leave Behind.pdf

Leave Behind (text-only)

 

 

Tips for Being a Confident Self-Advocate Video

Worried about meeting with your legislator? Check out our latest video detailing how you can feel confident and ready going into your next legislative meeting at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNenJ3jkXUw 

 

 

Engage Your Legislators through Email 

Visit the link below to contact your legislator via email with the issues you care about. 

http://cqrcengage.com/actionnetwork/app/take-action?engagementId=496362

 

 

Legislator Information

It's important to know who makes up the leadership at the General Assembly. These packets detail the House and Senate leadership- giving you the information you'll need to start your meeting right. 

HouseLeadership.docx

SenateLeadership.docx

 

Location: Cordell Hull Building and State Capitol Building

Here is a customized map of the Ground Floor & 1st Floor of the Cordell Hull Building (the main floors of the legislative office building) and 5th floor of the Cordell Hull Building (where lunch will be available) and 1st Floor of the State Capitol Building (where the Disability Policy Alliance Panel will be held) for you to use on Disability Day on the Hill 2019: 

Disability Day on the Hill Map 2019.pdf

In this segment published by the Tennessean, a reporter goes to the new Cordell Hull Building to give a brief tour for constituents looking to meet with their legislator(s) and sit in on legislative session hearings: https://www.tennessean.com/videos/news/politics/insession/2018/01/11/take-tour-new-legislative-area-inside-cordell-hull-building/109371762/

 

Parking
Finding parking can be stressful, especially in downtown Nashville. Follow this link to find where the closest public parking spaces are to the Cordell Hull Building: https://www.parkitdowntown.com/maps/popular/937/15  The MTA Bus Station (Music City Central), which is right across from Cordell Hull's 5th Avenue entrance, as well as on the Capital loop side, offers paid parking: http://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Central-FAQs.asp

 

House and Senate Committee Schedules for DDH

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The Disability Policy Alliance Panel

This panel will be held on Disability Day on the Hill from 10am-11:30am CST in the Old Supreme Court Room of the Capitol Building. You can find the agenda here:

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The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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