KenCrest is committed to advancing public policy that promotes authentic inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and their families, and polices that support quality education, care, and supports for children to grow up healthy and strong. KenCrest is equally committed to advocating for policies that support and sustain our workforce, including Direct Support Professionals and early learning educators.
Learn more below about KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives and how to get involved.
Advocacy in Action
KenCrest actively advocates for policy issues that affect children, families, and people with disabilities. KenCrest raises awareness for these issues and provides education to legislators, stakeholders, and community members through meetings, program tours, and advocacy events.
Get Out and Vote
Our elections decide who represents us, and that plays an important role when it comes to decision making for policies and programs for people with disabilities and children. Make sure your vote counts!
Participating in the electoral process and exercising the right to vote are important features of advocacy. U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years of age and meet state residency requirements are eligible to vote in elections. In order to vote, you must be a registered voter in the state in which you reside. Learn about voter registration and information for Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
Who is My Legislator?
Learn who your state and federal legislators are by using the address tools on the websites below. Then visit your legislator’s website to learn about the issues they support and to contact them.
- Join the KenCrest Advocacy Grassroots Network to receive occasional action alerts that will ask you to contact legislators on issues important to the KenCrest community.
- Advocacy Fund: In 2016, the Giving Voice Advocacy Fund was established to provide training and support for self-advocates, their families, and staff. We are equipping our stakeholders to know the issues that affect their lives and to make their voices heard. You can support the Giving Voice Advocacy Fund here.
- Blog: Follow our CEO’s Blog for additional information about KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives.
- Contact: Contact KenCrest Government Relations to partner together and advocate for children, family, and disability issues.
- Learn the Five Habits of Active Citizenship
- Everything You Need to Be a Voter
- VOTE 411
- REV UP Voting Campaign
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