The MENTOR Network

Advocacy Spotlight

Around the country, Network employees, individuals served and Mentors are working to educate policymakers about the importance of the community-based services being provided in their home communities. Whether they are bringing hundreds of individuals to the state house for an advocacy day, setting up one-on-one meetings with key legislators, or hosting informational briefings for decision makers, The Network’s state operations are continually working to ensure that the voices and stories of the people we serve are being heard.


REM West Virginia Families Attend Rally to Protect IDD Funding

On April 9, 2015, West Virginia providers held a rally to protest the proposed changes to West Virginia's IDD Waiver program. The rally was attended by REM West Virginia families and individuals served.

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REM Minnesota Takes Legislative action
REM Minnesota Takes Action

Every March for the past 20 years, REM Minnesota and its partners gather in St. Paul for "A Day at the Capitol," an annual advocacy event focused on state issues that impact individuals with disabilities.

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Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
REM Iowa Takes Action

On February 27, 2014—for the fifth year in a row—REM Iowa joined the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa at the Iowa State Capitol for the Brain Injury Advocacy Day on the Hill.

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