United Spinal empowers individuals to engage their local and state policymakers by creating a coast-to-coast network of dedicated grassroots advocates to fight for disability rights – United Spinal’s Grassroots Advocacy Network.

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We are broadening our legislative influence by providing helpful guidance to support people with disabilities, whether they are seasoned advocates or motivated newbies so they can become a powerful voice for change within their communities.

By educating and nurturing grassroots advocates regionally, United Spinal can mobilize effective campaigns that play an important role in improving disability policies.

As individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), we all have stories to tell. Whether it is issues with accessibility or transportation, lack of employment opportunities, or poor mobility equipment that limits our freedom, each of us have become experts on what is needed to improve the quality of our lives. Policy and opinion makers depend on voices, like ours, to help them both understand and recognize issues that need their support. By speaking up to your legislators, your hard-won experiences and insights serve as enduring and powerful motivators to incite the thoughtful change we need most.

As part of United Spinal’s Grassroots Advocacy Network, you not only join other dedicated grassroots advocates in your area to fight for positive change, you also receive:

  • Up-to-date news and info on policies affecting the SCI/D community
  • Timely calls-to-action, to make sure your voice counts
  • Local advocacy alerts and upcoming community events
  • Educational resources, tools, and guidance
  • The opportunity to educate legislators and have your voice heard on issues that matter to you

If you have any questions, please contact Brook McCall, MPH, United Spinal’s Grassroots Advocacy Manager at bmccall@unitedspinal.org.