LOOP (Legislative Organizing Opportunities Project)
"Vote as if your life depends upon it, because it does!" Justin Dart
The Legislative Loop
From the Desk of Our Public Policy Advocate...
It is important for us to educate our local officials, state legislators and congressional delegates all year long. If you need assistance in finding out who represents who, let us know. Many of us rely on programs and services funded through the state or federal government and they need to be protected. We need to make sure our elected officials are making good policy decisions that will positively impact people with disabilities in Southwest Missouri. It is also important to educate others in our communities and encourage them to talk with their legislators. Please stay tuned for updates and if you are interested in receiving emails when timely advocacy opportunities arrive, please email email@example.com.
Click here to download the "How to Be Your Own Advocate" booklet!
L.O.O.P. (Legislative Organizing Opportunities Project)
L.O.O.P. meets the 2nd Friday of each month at SCIL and is made up of committed individuals who like to spend their free time advocating for the rights of individuals in our community and around the country. We gather to brainstorm ways we can make a difference and then make a plan to take action. If you are interested in learning more about L.O.O.P. and our activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call SCIL and ask for the Public Policy Advocate.
The 2011 Disability Rights Rally in Jefferson City was a success for Southwest Missouri. 19 individuals from our area traveled to the capitol for a day of legislative visits and gathering with our peers. Stay tuned for next year's rally and your chance to join us.
Stay in the Loop!
Use the following links as resources to stay in the loop. Several of the below organizations have policy and legislative updates and listservs that you can be a part of for up-to-date information!
M.A.D.E.N. Alert (Missouri Advocates Disability Empowerment Network)
SCIL Email Legislative Alerts!
If you would like to be added to the SCIL legislative alert list and have these alerts sent directly to your email inbox, please click on the link below and provide the following information in the body of your e-mail: name, address, phone number, and email address.