ASAN is proud to announce the first test of our new proxy calling system! Calling our elected officials’ offices is unfortunately one of the most effective forms of legislative advocacy — and that presents a major access barrier for people who can’t use a phone. We’re trying out a new way to make sure people with all kinds of disabilities can participate in our call-ins. People who can’t make calls can use our website to let us know what they want to say to their members of Congress, and volunteers can place the calls on their behalf.
We’ll be testing our proxy calling system for the first time on Tuesday, July 9th, when we’ll hold a call-in day to pass the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
Need someone to call for you? You can send in your script any time before (or during) our July 9th call-in. Find out how here.
Our proxy calling system was designed and developed by Elizabeth Bartmess, one of our 2018 Service to the Self Advocacy Movement Awardees. We think it has the potential to make civic engagement accessible to so many more members of our community. Now that we are in the testing stage, we’re thrilled to be able to give you a chance to take part in this amazing project. Whether you can’t call or you love calling, we need your help — sign up here!