Advocacy and Legislative Updates - Check back frequently!

Advocacy is an effective way for community voices to be heard in our towns, and in Concord and Washington. Whether writing a letter to your legislator, attending or speaking at a hearing, or having informed conversations with your neighbors and colleagues, advocating for what you believe in is an important part of civic involvement.

Contact Marylouise Alther (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (603-352-1304 ext 247 or 603-313-8693) for more information on advocacy efforts, and if you want to be kept informed about or be part of advocacy efforts in the Monadnock region.

FALL 2018 -- Election Season for NH and US Officials

Primary: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Candidate Forums:
    - October 4 at Peterborough Town Library
    - October 17 at MDS Keene

Hot Topics Fall 2018 (click on topic below to download pdf)

NH Values and the NH Advantage Related to Our Support System for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

Rate Increase for BDS Services

The Wait List: What It Really Means for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Employment for People with Disabilities

Special Education: A Tradition of Education Excellence and Opportunity for ALL

Meeting the Needs of Children & Adults with Complex Medical Diagnoses

Chapter RSA 171-A: The Law at the Root of Rights for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

 

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Find out:

Who your state legislators are

Who your national elected officials are

Information on town websites

What’s happening with the State Legislature

Latest updates from CSNI

Latest updates from Disability Rights Center

Tips on giving legislative testimony

Updates on national issues from The Arc

Community Support Network, Inc. (CSNI), a collaboration of the 10 Area Agencies in New Hampshire, takes an active interest in and monitors legislation that could positively or detrimentally impact the developmental disability community.

The Disabilities Rights Center (DRC) is NH’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency and provides information, referral, advice, and legal representation to individuals with disabilities on a wide range of disability-related problems.

ABLE NH, local chapters that advocate for civil and human rights of all children and adults with disabilities and promotes full participation by improving systems of supports, connecting families, inspiring communities and influencing public policy.

The ARC's Disability Advocacy Network focuses on national issues, aimed at helping people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies advocate for our civil rights.

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