Monday, October 9, 2023

Advocating with Eric! Empowering through video

Advocating with Eric: Empowering through video

In this series, Eric shares free advocacy resources that he finds helpful.

Empowering Advocates Through Video

Why is it important for people to know about Empowering Advocates Through Video?

"If you don’t speak up, you won’t be heard.

"What if there wasn't public transit, or libraries, or community centers? Government makes these things possible.

"Elected leaders pass laws and decide how to spend public money to make our communities better. They need to hear from you."


What will people learn?

  • What advocacy is
  • How to find email addresses for legislators
  • How to videotape on your phone
  • How to send your message

What do you like most about it? 

"The two videos. One on advocacy, and one on testifying.

"They broke it down in simple terms. They made it easy for people to understand what to do."

How can people use this resource?

"You can tape your own video about what's important to you and share it."

Use this link to learn how:  


More about this resource: 

Empowering Advocates Through Video is shared by the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center. It was created by an advocate in Washington, with support from staff at the state's Office of the Developmental Disabilities Ombuds.

The presentation also includes a video shared by The Arc of the United States, What Do You Advocate For?

Extra! You can find your Washington state legislators (and their contact information) here:

Extra! You can find more resources designed for and by self-advocates here.