How to Get Involved
Issues that impact people with disabilities are just too important to sit out on the sidelines and assume someone else will do something about them. Get involved so your voice will be heard! Learn how to share your story, knowledge, & perspective. Sharpen your leadership abilities and learn how take action so together we can make a difference!
Policy Partners is a leadership course that spans over 10 months (September – June). Participants are mentored individually by an experienced leader/advocate and also benefit from targeted training sessions lead by highly experienced local & national professional speakers on topics including relationship building, community organizing, communication, persuasion, issue framing, etc.
Public Policy Outreach Committee (PPO)
Our PPO Committee provides individuals with disabilities and their families information about public policy matters that may impact them as well as advocacy support & training. Members of our committee also educate decision makers concerning needs of individuals and families and the potential impact of proposed policies. Membership of our PPO Committee includes representation from the Community Crossroads Board of Directors, Family Support Council, the Public Policy Liaison, interested staff, as well as individuals receiving services, their family members, and community members. The committee typically meets once per month or more/less often as needed. Please email Jennifer for information about PPO and/or if you are interested in meeting and/or joining this committee.
Meet your Legislators
Your elected officials are very accessible in NH because we have the largest state legislature in the nation, made up of 400 Representatives and 24 Senators. Your legislators are often your neighbors and the people who you bump into at the local library, coffee shop, or post office. They need to hear from you. They work for you and their job is to represent you. It’s important for your elected officials to understand your perspective, needs and challenges in order to make responsible decisions on your behalf. They can’t know everything about every topic/issue so your knowledge about disability is so valuable to them.
- Click the button below to easily find your NH State Reps and Senators.
- Select your town and click ‘go’ and then click on the legislator names to read about them (biographical information, committee assignments, how to contact them, etc).
- Invite him or her out for tea/coffee and start building a trusted relationship.
For guidance and more information about communicating with your legislators, email Jennifer.