Access to Independence directly advocates for changes in local, state, and Federal systems that impact people with disabilities
Systems advocacy works on solving issues on a larger scale. Someone can be involved in this type of advocacy by being on a board.
It is important to know why the issue is important to you and what type of change can be done by being on a board.
It is important that people develop their own advocacy skills so that they can speak up for their own needs and rights.
This can involve simple things such as making a phone call or filing a complaint.
These skills will get easier with practice and can lead to advocacy on a larger scale.
Grassroots advocacy can bring individual and system advocacy together. We have our own grassroots effort called ActionNet. It is a way for advocates to stay connected, educated, and empowered to act on issues important to people with disabilities.
ActionNet will allow for people in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, and Green counties to stay connected and learn about local state and federal issues that impact people with disabilities in their area.
By joining ActionNet, you will get information and action alerts sent directly to your e-mail, or home.