Introducing Public Policy 101

DSI is introducing Public Policy 101. Public Policy 101 is a series of workshops, which cover a variety of basic topics related to preparing participants to take action on public policy issues. The training will include such topics as: How a bill becomes a law, how to find out who your legislator is and how to contact him or her, how to testify at a hearing and what to expect, how to set up a meeting with a legislator or legislative aide, a tour of the statehouse, current issues and how they may affect the families we serve, additional ways to get involved and a listening session on what concerns attendees.

The workshops will be held on the following Saturday dates:

DSI : November 23rd

Tour of the Statehouse: December 7th        

For more information and/or to RSVP, please email: lisa@dsindiana.org. If you have expertise and would like to help present, please contact Lisa at lisa@dsindiana.org.

The Down Syndrome Indiana Public Policy Advisory Committee recognizes how important public policy is to individuals with Down syndrome. Many parents realize this too. However, many people just do not know how to advocate and need a safe environment in order to ask questions and learn civics basics. Down Syndrome Indiana would like to train parents and advocates in the very basics and then encourage them to get further involved in opportunities.

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