Advocacy in Action

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Learn more below about KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives and how to get involved.

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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.

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Senator Christine Tartaglione visiting one of our KenCrest Early Learning Centers. // Photo courtesy of Maureen Quinn Yamamoto

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.

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Senator Frank A. Farry // Photo courtesy of Maureen Quinn Yamamoto

Who is My Legislator?

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Delaware Representative Kendra Johnson // Photo courtesy of Maureen Quinn Yamamoto

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.

State Legislators

Federal Legislators

Get Involved

  • 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.
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Maureen Quinn Yamamoto and Melinda in front of Delaware Senator Christopher Coons office // Photo courtesy of Maureen Quinn Yamamoto

Resources

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How a Bill Becomes Law:

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KenCrest Corporate Office
960A Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 610-825-9360 Fax: 610-825-4127

Service Locations:

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