I’m interested to learn about this monthly conference call on disability issues, hosted by the White House. I strongly believe in the maxim, “Think Globally, Act Locally” and connecting with the federal government can certainly be empowering as we activate on the local level. Being involved and advocating — applying pressure where and when appropriate — is increasingly important. Below, a repost from disability.gov:
“Each month, White House staff who work on disability-related policies host a public, live-captioned conference call to keep the public better informed about important developments on many different disability issues. These calls also connect you to leaders in the federal government who work on these issues. Over the past several months, monthly conference calls have featured discussions on accessibility, employment, education, technology, emergency preparedness, transportation, healthcare and the federal budget.
“The White House is now offering the opportunity for you to suggest topics you’d like discussed during these calls. Send in your ideas about subjects for discussion, as well as the federal officials you’d like to hear from on these subjects, by visiting https://www.disability.gov/WHQuestion.”