Here you can learn how to become an advocate and be a leader in the limb loss community. We provide information about how to contact your legislators and provide talking points and fact sheets below on a variety of the Amputee Coalition’s legislative priorities.
In addition to becoming an advocate on legislative priorities, this page will also provide information on how to become your own advocate and empower you to make a difference for yourself and in your community.
Be An Advocate
We know that making sure your rights are protected in your community is critical. From accessible parking to access to care, your leaders need to hear your voice!
Please let us know if you’d like to get involved!Become an Advocate
Lead Advocate Program
Lead Advocate Training Website
The Amputee Coalition, in partnership with the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association and Hanger Clinic, is developing a program designed to empower people with limb loss/ difference to become effective leaders on advocacy issues. The program will consist of a series of modules and/or in-person training that provides the information and skills necessary to advocate successfully for the limb loss community. Individuals who take this course will become knowledgeable about the issues and how to advocate for them at the state and federal levels. Those that choose to undertake this training will be certified as Lead Advocates and will help lead efforts and be called upon by the Amputee Coalition to engage in advocacy efforts for state and federal initiatives affecting the limb loss community.Lead Advocate volunteer description
If you are interested in becoming a lead advocate, or being involved with grassroots advocacy in your state, sign up at Amplify Yourself or contact Joanne Zurcher, Senior Director of Government Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tools for Effective Advocates:
- White Papers:
Insurance Fairness White Paper
- Call/email Scripts:
Insurance Fairness for Amputees
- Fact Sheet:
The Economic Benefits of Prosthetic Coverage
- Economic Benefits of Prosthetic Devices:
Mobility Saves Campaign
Dobson/Davanzo Study of Economic Value of O&P Services
Contact Your Legislators
If you’d like to contact your state legislators, visit our State Issues page and click on your state.
Use the link below to find your state and federal representatives.