Take Action Now!

Here are some ways you and your organization can take action today to support people with disabilities and older adults in disasters via REAADI & DRM. 

If you’re an organization, check out our page Organizational Advocacy for additional ways to help build political support. 

Get REAADI for Action: Sign up for updates

  • Our online press conference on REAADI & DRM
  • REAADI & DRM Updates
  • Our weekly newsletter for information on inclusive disaster planning
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Ask your Representatives to Cosponsor REAADI & DRM

  • Find your Senator’s contact information here
  • Enter your zipcode to find your House Representative and follow contact information on their website.

Script: 

  • If you call a Senator or Representative, here’s a sample script you can use.

Templates for emails:

You can use our template and strengthen it with your own message! 

In-person Meetings: 

If you are going to meet or email your representative, consider sharing:

Social Media: 

Post a message asking your representatives to sponsor REAADI & DRMA:

  • I support #disaster impacted people with disabilities and older adults. (Tag your representatives) Will you sponsor #REAADI & #DisasterReliefMedicaid? @disasterREAADI @DisasterStra

Post messages of support for REAADI. 

  • Here’s a social media tool kit with prepared messaging to get you started and your creative juices going. 

Post messages thanking representatives for sponsoring REAADI & DRMA

  • Senator Casey and Senator Collins for introducing REAADI & DRMA in the Senate:
    • Thank you @SenCasey @SenatorCollins for supporting the rights of people with disabilities and older adults who are disproportionately impacted by #disasters. #GetREAADI 
  • Senator Casey and Representative Shalala for introducing DRMA in the House of Representatives.
    • Thank you @SenCasey & @RepShalala for championing #DRMA Your leadership enables disaster evacuees to keep their Medicaid services and is critical for people with #disabilities and older adults to maintain health and independence! #MedicaidFollowsThePerson @DisasterREAADI #Disasters
  • Representatives Jim Langevin and Chris Smith for introducing REAADI into the House of REpresentatives
    • Thank you @JimLangevin and @RepChrisSmith for championing #REAADI in the House & supporting #disability rights to access all emergency planning and #Disaster services! #REAADI 

Find more social media messaging and tools on our Social Media Tool Kit

Plan a Party!

Start planning a watch party for our online press conference! 

  • We encourage poster-making about why REAADI and DRM are important to you. 
  • If you have a party, be sure to take photos and videos and tag us. We’d love to share your festive support! 

Amplify Disaster Inclusive Messaging

Follow and share our Social Media posts- and our partners-  to amplify our messages and get the word out! 

REAADI Social Media: 

The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies  Social Media:

The National Council on Independent Living’s Social Media 

American Association of People with Disabilities’ Social Media

Get Involved: Join a Partnership Stakeholder Call

Phone conferences on Tuesdays at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time 

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