Families and staff are invited to an informative and informal information session to learn more about the ins and outs of advocacy. Bring a bag lunch to this one-hour session on Wednesday, October 9 at MDS in Keene. Heather Young, CSNI's Director of Advocacy & Education, will be on hand to lead the discussion and answer questions. RSVP so we can provide adequate beverages and dessert: 603-313-8693 or maryla@mds-nh-org

A letter from Marylouise Alther, MDS Legislative Liaison (September 1, 2019):

Your involvement is crucial to ensuring funding and enacting the legislation of new bills related to disability issues. Your voices need to be heard.

The Governor vetoed the budget voted on by the House and Senate. This budget included a fully funded waitlist and other benefits for our community. We currently have a default budget (this past year’s budget). Now is the time to make your voice heard and to take action to support adequate funding and critical disability bills.

This one-hour informational session will include an overview of what we all can do to improve access to funding and urge the legislature to support funding for the waitlist, dental health, and more. We will cover:
    1. how a bill becomes law
    2. what advocacy is, in its many forms
    3. how you can become an advocate

Heather Young, from Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI), joins us as guest speaker.

Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Drinks and cookies will be provided.

Advocacy Session
MDS Keene, 121 Railroad Street
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:30-1:30 p.m.
RSVP: 603-313-8693 or maryla@mds-nh-org