Frontline Initiative: Advocacy and Voting

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New Episode 5 — Advocating for Yourself with Megan Russell

Hear from career direct support professional Megan Russell about how the NADSP Advocacy Symposium helped her prepare for and set up a virtual appointment to tell her unique experience to her elected offices regarding how the lack of a living wage, health insurance, and no benefits, like sick and vacation time, affects her life.

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New Episode 6 — No One is Better at Telling Your Story Than You

Guest Amy Hewitt, PhD, and director of the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota talks about the importance of advocating for yourself and your profession. No one is better at telling your story than you are, and elected officials are people who are there to work for you. You telling your story helps them get to know you so that when it comes to voting on issues that affect you, they will think of you.

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