The Overall Goal of Heritage's Advocacy Efforts is to secure and expand funding for home and community based services for seniors and people with disabilities.
What can you do to help?
This year Iowa faces another tight budget so it is even more important for you learn about the issues and bring a voice to seniors.
The Heritage Agency has resources to help you learn about issues impacting older adults and tools to help you better communicate with your elected officials.
E-mail - If you are interested in receiving regular updates on legislative and public policy issues you can receive the information via e-mail! Simply send an e-mail to Jill.Sindt@kirkwood.edu and request the legislative/public policy updates.
Website/Printed material - Additional tools include information updated on the Heritage website that lists current advocacy efforts, contacts for local legislators, and printed material developed by Heritage.
Advocacy trips to Des Moines - During the Iowa State legislative session, Heritage will be sponsoring advocacy trips to Des Moines. The advocacy trips will enable senior advocates to go to Des Moines and speak directly to their legislators.
If you would like to participate in the advocacy trips, want postcards or would like information on advocacy and senior and disability issues, please call Joe Sample toll-free 1-800-332-5934 or send an e-mail to Jill.Sindt@kirkwood.edu .