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Five Ways to Be an Advocate with The Arc

  1. Connect with your local or state chapter of The Arc. The Arc has over 650 chapters located in 48 states and Washington D.C. Find your local chapter here.

  2. Stay informed. Sign up to join The Arc’s Disability Advocacy Network and receive email updates with the latest news and ways to support critical policies for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

  3. Follow The Arc on Twitter @TheArcUS and, and participate in #WeActWednesday. Each Wednesday we post a new way to take action.

  4. Share your story. Has Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, Supplemental Security Income, or paid family and medical leave made a difference in your life or in loved ones? Share your story with us by visiting The Arc’s Action Center.

  5. Engage with your Members of Congress – they need to hear from you! The Action Center always has the latest information on issues and how to contact Congress.

Visit our Public Policy and Legal Advocacy Page for additional toolkits, stories, and resources.

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