Disability Advocacy Day: Three Ways To Make Your Voice Heard

By JoLynne Lyon | January 8, 2020
Utah State Capitol Rotunda
Utah State Capitol Rotunda

Disability Advocacy Day comes January 30, presenting three opportunities for people with disabilities and their families to highlight the issues they face.

Update: For a complete schedule of the day's events, visit our Disability Advocacy Day page.

Self-Advocate Training

9:30 to 11:30 am
Utah State Capitol East Senate Building, Copper Room

Participants can share ideas, learn how to share their ideas, and gain insights on how to work with legislators to make Utah a better place to live.

To register for this portion of the event, contact the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council at (801) 245-7350 or email uddc@utah.gov.

Disability Advocacy Day

12:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Utah State Capitol Rotunda

A series of speakers will help self-advocates and families learn about the legislative process. Presenters include Lance Robertson, US Assistant Secretary for Aging and Community Living; Kristen Cox, Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget executive director; and Utah Representative Val Potter (R-District 3).

The event also features informational exhibits and networking opportunities.

Registration for the Disability Advocacy Day presentations is through Susana Canton at the Disability Law Center. Call (800) 662-9080 or email scanton@disabilitylawcenter.org. The event is free, but seating is limited.

Leglislative Coalition for People with Disabilities Reception

4 pm to 5:30 pm
Utah State Capitol Rotunda

The reception creates an opportunity for participants to talk to their legislators about the issues they face every day. The event is free but registration is requested to ensure there will be enough seating and refreshments. Registration is not required to attend.

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