Legislation & Advocacy

Concussion Awareness Day 2020

By Lauren Costello / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Concussion Awareness Day 2020

September 18th, 2020 is National Concussion Awareness Day! Check out our blog post and the resources below to learn more about concussion. National Concussion Awareness Day Concussion Story Wall Concussion Awareness & Education Resources developed for distribution through a partnership between the NC Brain Injury Advisory Council, Children and Youth Committee and NC Department of Health and…

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Tips when Visiting your Legislators

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Tips when Visiting your Legislators

1. Dress professionally Think about if you were meeting someone for the first time and their clothes had holes, stains, or were unkempt. It may be more difficult to pay attention to the message that is being said because you were looking at their messy hair. Dressing up a little more professionally in a blazer…

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When Writing or Calling your Legislators

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 / Comments Off on When Writing or Calling your Legislators

Keep it brief Strive to keep your letter close to a single page addressing one issue or bill. If you are referring to bills, do so by number, title, and sponsor. Avoid putting in additional information that may distract the reader. Follow your introduction with a brief statement of your issue and explanation of why…

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Contacting Your Legislator

By Lauren Costello / October 21, 2019 / Comments Off on Contacting Your Legislator

What is Advocacy? The act of speaking up and taking action is called advocacy. Services for individuals living with brain injury are often determined by decisions made at the legislative level of government. Every citizen in North Carolina has a right to share their voice and be heard by public officials. Even though it may feel…

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Voting Information

By Lauren Costello / October 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Voting Information

Voting Resources For information and question about voting in NC, visit  http://www.accessthevotenc.org/vote/ For self-advocacy tools, information of the Americans with Disabilities act and more, visit https://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/getting-help/self-advocacy-tools/?_resource_topic=voting. For voter aid and accessibility information, visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting-accessibility For absentee voting options,  visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/Absentee-Voting.  For more tools and guidance visit http://www.ncvoterguide.org/. How To Register Registering to vote can be easy! There are…

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