Educate Your Lawmakers
There are many reasons to contact your legislator directly to share your perspective. As a constituent, they want to hear from you, and even a handful of letters and calls on the same topic will resonant for them.
We’ve put together several letters for you to use, all combined with a tool that automatically identifies your congressional representatives and sends your letter to them. Each letter has an area to add your own comments in addition to the important points related to a current topic.
Right now, here the important messages you can share. (And don’t forget to share on social media or ask family and friends to write, too).
- Ask your legislators to make sure the 2017 federal budget priorities people living with limb loss by providing level funding for Amputee Coalition’s National Limb Loss Resource Center
- Ask your legislator to make sure the American Health Care Act includes the things important to accessing the care you need
Thank you for amplifying the voice of the limb loss community! If you have quesitons or any issues with the tool, contact s at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advocacy and the Amputee Coalition
The Amputee Coalition helps bring together and amplify the voice of people affected by limb loss and limb difference.
Making sure our legislators and insurance policymakers are educated about the needs of the community is an important part of our mission. We partner with other organizations to bring you the tools you need to understand and address a broad range of issues including adequate and affordable prosthetic coverage with insurance, Medicare/Medicaid, and other programs, reasonable travel procedures for amputees, inspiring action to support the community through Limb Loss Awareness Month, and supporting research initiatives for people living with limb loss. We also build partnerships with the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Veterans Administration (VA), the Department of Defense (DOD), and other Federal agencies, as well as with other disability groups and organizations that serve as allies.
Everything you do makes a difference and turns up the volume!