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Policy Tools You can Use to Share YOUR Voice
Presenters: Rylin Rodgers & Liz Weintraub
Description:
Impacting policy does not have to be scary. Join us to hear the latest Washington news as we explore what is happening in the 116th Congress and on the campaign trail. We will share actions and tips to help you make an impact. This webinar is for those interested in finding out what is going on in Congress now, what issues need your attention, and how to impact change.
Objectives:
1. Increase your knowledge of what is happening in federal policy; 2. Build skills to impact your congressional delegation; 3. Learn that advocating can be fun, as well as necessary

Oct 8, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Rylin Rodgers
Director of Public Policy @Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
As Director of Public Policy at AUCD, Rylin works on federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. Prior to working at AUCD, Rylin served as the Training Director and Family Leadership Coordinator for the Riley Child Development Center (Indiana's LEND), and was a founding board member of Family Voices Indiana. Both as a parent and as a professional, Rylin has extensive expertise on topics including special education regulations, public and private health care financing and family/professional partnerships. Her personal and professional experiences combine to provide a unique perspective on the impact of policy and of systems issues on the "end users."
Liz Weintraub
Senior Advocacy Specialist @Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Liz Weintraub has a long history of leadership in self advocacy, and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full time member of the AUCD's policy team and also the host of Tuesdays With Liz: Disability Policy For All, where she attempts to make polices in accessible language so policy is accessible to all. In the Spring of 2018, Liz served as a Fellow for Senator Casey of Pennsylvania, working in his DC Office where she helped lead the way on disability policy by helping the Senator hold the administration accountable for disability stakeholder input into key programs; calling attention to the need for accessible supports and services for students and employees with disabilities on college campuses who have been sexually assaulted which resulted in a S.2530; and helped organize a first of its kind PA Disability Employment Summit with over 250 participants.