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Disability Advocacy Day is fast approaching! March 2, 2011 - 9:00 a.m. registration.
As Disability Advocacy Day approaches I wanted to go over a few things about the day to help make it a great success for you and for the cause.
Here is an agenda for the day:
8:30- Registration in the Blatt Building (Corner of Assembly and Pendleton) in Room 101. There you will sign in (having a count helps up promote the need and shows the need). You will receive a South Carolina Living Magazine, donated by the Electric Coops, with the legislative guide. In that magazine there are 3 posters (1 for your State Representative, 1 for your State Senator and 1 for you to keep) and a bright yellow label saying “No Cuts for Disabilities.” This label helps to identify your cause.
¨ If you are new this year, and have questions, please look for a volunteer who will be wearing a red ribbon.
Till 10:00 – Visit your Representative and Senator
From the time you register until 10:00, go visit your House Member and Senator. If you can, set up an appointment before hand. If you did not set up an appointment, stop by their office and leave them a poster with your name and a short note. There is plenty of space on the poster to write a short note.
¨ Our goal is that every member receives a visit.
¨ If you have never visited your elected officials before and would like to have an experienced parent go with you, Family Connection will have volunteers on hand to attend with you. They can help show you the ropes.
By 10:00 am – Be in the Upstairs Lobby of the State House!
Filling the lobby and the galleries helps to visually show lawmakers how important these issues are. We will be introduced from the floor of the House sometime that morning. Those in the gallery will be asked to stand to be recognized.
11:30 – Self Advocates Rally South Side Steps of the State House
Come and here how potential cuts will affect self advocates. Feel free to bring your picnic lunch!
2:00 – Senate Gallery
It may be getting late in the day, but the Senate will also introduce us from the floor. Show your support by being in the gallery.