Your Rights

We are committed to our community. We are a bridge educating the people of Birmingham and connecting those with disabilities to peers and resources. We invite you to explore the range of services provided through the links under the tab.

Your most important right is your right to be heard!  Advocating for yourself and for your needs is an important way for your voice to be heard.  One way to advocate and to be heard is to contact your local legislator:

Contact your Alabama legislator  – Do you want to contact your legislator, but you don’t know how? You can find your legislator’s contact information at http://www.legislature.state.al.us  Send your message now & make your voice heard!  You can get the home office contact information by clicking on the District/Biography tab.

Writing your Legislator – If you are having a hard time starting that email, card or letter to your Alabama state Senator or Representative, you could start by saying:

  • I have end stage renal disease and I live in your district.
  • I am a person with a disability and I live in your district.
  • I am the husband/wife of a person with a disability and I live in your district.
  • I am the parent of a child with a disability and I live in your district.

And then follow with something like:

  • Cuts to Medicaid services will affect me because I will not be able to receive treatment at the dialysis center any longer.
  • Cuts to Medicaid services will affect me because I receive home and community based waiver services that will be cut.
  • Cuts to Medicaid services will affect me because funding to Children’s hospital will affect outpatient services.
  • Cuts to Medicaid services will affect me because it will be more difficult to find a doctor who accepts Medicaid.

Close with your name and address so they KNOW you really are from their district.

 

Advocates with signs at State Capitol