Public Policy Issues
This online listserv is for parents who desire to receive policy alerts, notices of policy meetings and to discuss issues of public policy with regard to disability.
Sign-up for the P2P Policy listserv by filling out the
At P2P, we endeavor to keep you abreast of not only conferences, research, workshops, etc., but also the legislative issues that affect our children.
Several years ago, during the legislative session, parents decided that they would identify each other by carrying a
or folder with a picture of their child on the front. This not only identified parents to each other,
but we used the picture of our child to put a face on the issues we wanted to talk to legislators about.
The concept grew, and now P2P staff, via the listserv, will let you know when we will be at a meeting, a conference,
a legislative session, a resource fair, a disability specific function. will be in the subject line, along with the name of the conference, meeting, etc.
As we post about an event, RED NOTEBOOK OPPORTUNITY.
The hope is that we can start identifying each other out in the community...for support and action. See you around!
Public Policy Resources
To find who your legislators are, enter your zip-code and 4 digit extension at
To reach your Congress person toll free, call 1-800-928-8084
Colorado Budget Cycle: Basic Outline
Commissions, Boards, Councils with a direct relation to serving those with disabilities
Phoning Your Legislators
Making Your Case,
a self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities and their families create positive change through advocacy.
THIS IS A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE!
Congress.org is a non-partisan, public service Website created to allow individuals to take part in the democratic process and make a difference.
Congress.org allows users to:
- Identify and send messages to their elected leaders in Congress, the White House, and state legislatures
- Communicate to their leaders via e-mail, letter, or fax
- Post these letters online with Letters to Leaders and read what other Americans are saying to elected officials
- Find and contact local and national media by ZIP code or by state with Media Guide
- Have your representative's votes sent to you weekly via e-mail with MegaVote