Phone A Friend at the General Assembly
How You Can Help
Brain Injury Services is excited to share our 2022 General Assembly advocacy efforts through the Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s Phone A Friend at the General Assembly campaign. Join fellow brain injury advocates on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to call, email, or tweet your legislator at the General Assembly to ask for their support for all those affected by brain injury in Virginia.
2022 Legislative Needs Statements
1. Find Your Legislature
Who’s My Legislator? is an online tool to help determine what legislators represent you. Enter your home address to see your Virginia House and Senate representatives.
2. Your Story
Sharing your story is the most effective way to get their attention. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, friend, professional, or concerned community member, if your life has been impacted by brain injury you should share your story.
If you have a story to tell, a desire to create change, an interest in public policy, or just want to lend a helping hand to a vulnerable population in our community – your legislator needs to hear from you!
Your story should:
- Tell them why you care.
- Describe a program you attend or a service you get and tell how it helps you.
- If you are writing from an area where programs have waitlists, or from an area where there are no services available, then tell them how services could make a difference in your life.
Practice sharing your story by writing it down.
3. Make the Call & Share
Take a quick selfie or picture of you and your fellow advocates and share what you did on February 1st!