News from LINC

Operation Advocacy

Our current goal at LINC is to develop a network of advocates state wide to create change over time. We want to help people gain power in this process; an experienced advocate brings along a new peer for future training. This is how we build an advocacy movement.

We are planning on having a group of disability activists at the state capitol in Boise on February 20th-21st to meet with representatives on issues that are important to us.

On day one, we will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Boise. You can meet with your fellow advocates and practice sharing your story, develop your “elevator speech”, learn how to make an appointment with your representative, how to write, e-mail, or call your elected official, and work through some roll playing interviews so you feel prepared. We will also take a quick tour of the state capitol. Then we will take our stories to the capitol on the following day, which is Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day.

What issue is most pressing for you? Is it the direct care workers crisis we are experienceing right now? Is it affordable, accessible housing? Access to employment? You decide what and how to tell your story, and you can work with some great people to learn how to be effective.

Who should participate? Any Idahoan with a disability who uses home and community-based services, direct care workers, unpaid caregivers, family and friends of consumers, and direct care workers. If you are impacted by the direct care workforce shortage, this is the action for you! Register for the event and let us know what accommodations you might need. We will call or email you to confirm and gather a bit more information. This will help us better plan for the event and make sure we have supports for participants. We also have a limited number of advocacy spots, so the earlier you register, the better.

Join this statewide network of advocates and make lasting change!

LINC has three offices to serve you. www.lincidaho.org

1182 Eastland Drive North
Suite C
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD

1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX

703 S. Kimball Ave
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX