“A” is for ADVOCACY
Advocacy is more than a core service and more than just a motto with Transitional Paths –- it is at the heart of everything we do here in the Independent Living movement! We advocate for individual rights, for systems change, and for equal treatment for all people with disabilities!
Specifically defined, advocacy is “supporting or recommending a cause or course of action”. Supporting and recommending action is exactly what we do by:
- Nurturing, encouraging, and activating the “inner advocate” in others.
- Showing up at community events, rallies, marches, public meetings, forums, and hearings.
- Contacting our elected officials by sending correspondence, calling them, visiting their offices, and inviting them to visit us.
- Participating in local, regional, and national advocacy activities.
- Paying close attention to current events and legislation as well as listening to consumers, members, and others associated with the disability community.
There are several types of advocacy one can explore.
Transitional Paths brings together people with disabilities to share their concerns about community life and civil rights. Together, people with disabilities collaborate to help each other solve individual problems or change the policies of our society through voting.
Email Advocacy, or directly contact the other advocates linked below, to let us know of any of the above violations.