2018 Illinois Advocacy Day

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Let’s work to make Illinois a dementia-capable state!

Join us for the 2018 Illinois Advocacy Day in Springfield! As an Alzheimer’s advocate you will have the opportunity to speak with legislators and draw critical attention to the advancement of Alzheimer’s public policies. Be a catalyst for change in Illinois and ensure that the needs of Alzheimer’s patients, family members, and caregivers are addressed.

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Illinois Advocacy Day Itinerary

At the beginning of the day, you will receive a training on the Association’s policy priorities for 2018, as well as messages to carry to legislators throughout the afternoon. The Alzheimer’s Association will also provide appropriate strategies for a successful visit.

This event provides an opportunity for you to engage with your legislators. Advocates will visit several members of both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, sharing personal stories and asking lawmakers for their support of critical legislation designed to make Illinois a dementia capable state.

In just 1 day, advocates have a chance to change the lives of nearly one million Illinois residents impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Alongside key policy-makers who share a common vision for this cause, each individual has the capacity to make an incredible impact on how lawmakers address Alzheimer’s disease and respond to this ever-growing epidemic.

Transportation to the Capitol will be arranged from a variety of locations, with both lunch and snacks provided.

To register for the 2018 Illinois Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 11, please click the registration button above. Following registration, you will receive an email confirmation and additional information as the day approaches.

For questions, more information or to register by phone, please contact Andrew Kretschmar at (847) 779-6947 or akretschmar@alz.org.