Brokerages Send Nearly 900 Messages to Salem Legislators in One Week

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012

Last week, as part of the DD Coalition’s Week of DD Advocacy, support services brokerages statewide made a major advocacy push. Brokerage staff, customers, family members, direct care workers and community members worked hard to schedule visits, make phone calls, send letters, write emails and post video postcards telling their legislators they oppose cuts to essential brokerage services. Final tally for these efforts reached nearly 900 messages (and many more if you count hits to posted videos and an online petition!)

Brokerages currently serve over 7,000 individuals with developmental disabilities statewide and are poised to take deep cuts in the coming weeks.  Every communication with legislators matters as the 2012 short session draws quickly to a close in the next week.

Resources:

OSSA Position on Budget Cuts

Dear Legislator Tips on Letter Writing

Find Your Legislator

Sign the Change.org Petition

Adopt a Legislator Project