Advocacy

Nothing about us, without us

Advocacy can mean many different things.  By definition, it means public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.  It can mean writing a letter to an elected official, making calls in support of an issue, or even testifying in front of the legislature or your local school board.  But to families of people with developmental disabilities, it can also mean making posters to show support for the budget or even babysitting your friends or neighbors kids while they come to Concord to be heard.  Advocacy comes in many different forms, how will you help advocate for your loved one?

Did you know that Community Bridges is approximately 95% funded by the State and Federal Governments?  That means that every 2 years in NH we have to work through budget process to advocate for our funding and for your funding!  We may reach out to you about specific pieces of legislation that we think may impact your family, and if you ever want to know more about a bill, a hearing, the budget, or how to contact your local representatives, use our links below.


If you have any questions about Community Bridges’ advocacy or how you can get involved, please contact Sarah Aiken, Director of Public Policy at saiken@communitybridgesnh.org


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