KenCrest supports community development by exploring possibilities, mobilizing resources, and empowering dreams. Through this mission KenCrest will have a strong voice in government, at all levels, to advocate for the children and adults we support and serve.
KenCrest advocacy initiatives have a wide range and include voter outreach and education, raising awareness of important issues, and influencing support or opposition for a particular cause or policy. Engagement with elected officials is important because it enables and empowers KenCrest and other organizations, as well individual citizens, to influence public policy at every level of government. It is through education, advocacy and civic engagement; KenCrest will succeed in its mission.
Learn more about KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives, understand what you can do and get involved!
Advocacy DOES work – as KenCrest’s advocacy efforts relative to the Direct Service Professional (DSP) Wage Crisis and in conjunction with the efforts of others, has led to a hourly wage rate increase! And our work will not cease.
What Can You Do?
The first step for families and self-advocates is to understand who in government represents them, what the issues are and how they can play a role in forming overall public policy.
The wide range of KenCrest advocacy efforts includes;
Get Out and Vote
Voting is a simple and easy way to implement real change in politics. Voting ensures the individuals who represent the issues and causes in government accurately reflect the voice of the people in the creation of policies, laws and processes in our government.
The links below provide information on how to register to vote, check your registration status, and find more information on dates and deadlines.
Know Who Your Representatives Are
Get acquainted with the legislators who represent you and better understand their positions on current and proposed public policies at all levels of government by visiting;
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.
Follow our CEO’s Blog to keep up to date on KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives and for additional information about KenCrest’s advocacy initiatives and how you can be a part of them. Contact KenCrest Government Relations