During the legislative session families, self advocates, and allies to the disability community will be able to testify, attend hearings, sign in to support or oppose bills and lobby their legislators all from the comfort of their own homes. Click here to watch the recorded Legislative Notebook meeting and to review/print the pages of the notebook.This notebook outlines priorities sent to legislators on behalf of people who experience a disability, IDD, or special healthcare need. .
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VIRTUAL ADVOCACY DAYs
Advocacy Days, part of The Arc’s Advocacy Partnership Project, are held during each legislative session to involve individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD), their families and their service providers in the legislative process, giving them opportunities to make their voices heard by their legislators and to have an impact on policy and budget legislation that affects the services and supports available to them. To make the meetings more accessible to people all around the state, we have moved to a virtual platform on Zoom. Visit the Arc Website to sign Up for 2023 Advocacy Days
2023 Legislative Notebook Meeting
Each year in December, The Arc of Washington State releases their Legislative Notebook for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). In this notebook you will find:
One-page information sheets on the issues of importance
Budget charts and other data charts
Budget requests from Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
One-page Fact Sheets on each DDA service
Summaries of Reports to the Legislature
List of all Legislators and their contact info
Who’s on which Committees
Priorities Lists from various Community Organizations
and so much more!
It's time to gear up for the 2023 Legislative Session!