Alzheimer’s Advocacy: Becoming an Advocate

What is Advocacy?

By definition, advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.  You can use your voice to reach elected officials asking them to produce real policy change for your cause.
As an advocate, you will be invited to:
-Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
– Communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to action.
– Participate in advocacy and policy-related events in your area.
– Share your story with other advocates.

– What can Advocacy do for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by carrying our message to elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. An Alzheimer’s advocate can give a voice to those who can no longer speak for themselves, and help strengthen the voice of those who may face Alzheimer’s in the future.
Conquering Alzheimer’s disease is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery. By raising important issues and educating elected officials as an Alzheimer’s Association Advocate, YOU can make a difference and save lives. Your voice can generate action from and inform our elected officials helping to elevate Alzheimer’s from a disease to a cause.

– How can I become an Advocate?

The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Becoming an advocate is easy, Add your voice to ours and become an advocate today.  Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Once you’ve become an advocate, the most important thing to do is to get educated:
– Educate yourself about the issues of Alzheimer’s at www.alz.org/Texas.
– Meet with your members of Congress locally to discuss legislative issues (visit www.alz.org/advocacy for the latest information on key pieces of legislation).
Learn more about how you can join the fight as an advocate for the cause.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.