Resources and Messaging
ARRM has created many tools to assist you in meeting with and sharing your story with your legislators.
The most important thing to
remember when attending our Day at the Capitol is that you do not need
to be an expert on any particular piece of legislation. You are an
expert on our most valuable and important message, your personal story.
Visit the "Telling your Story"
section of our Advocacy Arsenal and download our One-Pagers for Staff,
Self-Advocates and Family members. Prepare two stories, one for your
Representative and one for your Senate member. These stories will give
you something to talk off of during your meeting, assist you in sharing
your story, and provide a great leave behind for your legislator!
Download ARRM's Legislative Agenda.
You don't need to be an expert on the bills ARRM is advocating for in
2020, simply download ARRM's Legislative Agenda and let your legislator
know that your Trade Association is advocating for legislation that
supports long-term sustainability for the disability community that
helps staff and the people they support to be successful.
Before you head to the Capitol, check out ARRM's "Visiting the Capitol" section of our Advocacy Arsenal for tips on parking and where to eat.
Download the ARRM App. The app
will contain full details on all legislative appointments for the day,
will send out notifications in case a meeting time is changed and gives
you important information about your trip to the Capitol.
2020 Button Contest
For this year's theme, we're looking to the future. What do you see in the future of services?
We are now accepting artwork from self-advocates! You can submit your design by using this button template. All submissions are due on Monday, February 3. We can't wait to see what you create!
For some inspiration, check out our winning buttons from 2019. Read more on ARRM's blog.