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Without You - There is No Them!

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The Iowans with Disability in Action (ID Action) network does not take positions on issues, but we do encourage people to take action on the issues important to them.   We know that many of you get frustrated when we tell you that we can't tell you what to say to your legislators.  We can give you the tools to help with your message, give you tips on the delivery of that message, and help you know where and when to advocate.  We just simply cannot tell you what to say. 

So no matter what your issue is - transportation, employment, education, Medicaid funding, waiver waiting lists, or regional MH/DS services - now is the time to contact your legislators and talk to them about your concerns.  Because it is a short session, those that start early will have a better chance for success.  The most important thing to remember when talking to your elected officials, whether city council or state legislator or Governor - tell your story.  Make sure you tell them how your issue affects your life.  If your issue is waiver waiting lists, what does it mean to be on a waiting list?  What would change in your life if you were able to get the services, and no longer wait for them?  Your personal story may be the one that motivates a legislator to do something.


As Alan Moore, the author of V is for Vendetta and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, said "People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people."  Remember your power - without you, there is no them.