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Legislative information

Uniting for Change encourages all self-advocates in Georgia to participate in Georgia's annual legislative session. We also believe that to make real, sustainable change, advocacy work is a year-round commitment. Learn more about ways to stay engaged in self-advocacy activities.

Find Your Legislator 

We encourage all self-advocates to build relationships with their elected officials. If you do not know your legislator, click the link below to visit Open States, enter your address, and find your legislator. 

Tips for Talking with Legislators

A key part of advocacy is building meaningful relationships with your elected officials - at the local, state and federal levels. Whether you are new to advocacy, or need a quick refresher, we have some tips that we hope help guide you.

Advocacy Toolkit

The Arc developed a free advocacy toolkit with resources, tools and other helpful information on how we can educate members of Congress about issues impacting people with disabilities and their families. 

Creating Your Elevator Pitch 

A big part of advocacy is being able to communicate what you need and what matters most to you. An elevator pitch - or an elevator speech - is a quick summary about a specific topic. It should be no longer than an elevator ride. An elevator pitch can be used when advocating and networking because you want to make a quick, meaningful connection. Elements of a successful pitch include:

  • An intro 

  • Description of the issue and its impact 

  • An ask or action step 

After making your pitch, it's important to thank the person for their time. It's also a good idea to go the extra mile and follow up. A little thank you goes a long way! 

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