Advocating for individuals with disabilities is a necessary and integral component of the work EP!C does. In addition to our own advocating efforts, EP!C encourages friends, families and supporters to take time to join the advocacy process and spread the word to increase awareness about the issues and needs faced by individuals with disabilities. There are several effective ways to advocate. The most powerful way to advocate is to share your story, whether you or your friend or family member is directly affected or you are a community supporter.
When telling your story, we suggest you mention the following information:
A list of Illinois government officials and representatives can be found at the Illinois General Assembly website.