Legislative Advocacy

Find Your Voice…then find your legislators!                                  

Legislative Advocacy plays a critical role in PSRS’ ability to continue operations and provide needed services to individuals with disabilities in the community.  Learn how it works, then see what you can do to help ensure PSRS continues its mission to provide long term community residential supports, promoting independence, choice, and opportunity for those we serve.

WA state legislature sets a biennial (2 year) operating budget every other year.  The diagram provides an overview of the process.

advocacy process

Why Legislative Advocacy Matters

99% of PSRS funding is set by WA state legislative appropriations; it must be included in the budget for us to continue services.  Supported Living will not see funding increases over the next 3 years unless included in the 2017- 2019 Biennial Operating Budget.    

Summer newsletter advocacy

YOU have the power to make a difference

You can help Supported Living.  You can help PSRS.

Do you know who represents you?  Find out at http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/

Have 60 minutes? Consider scheduling a meeting with one or more of your legislators.

How about 30 minutes?  Make a call. Write a letter. Or email your legislators.

Share your story.  It means more than any statistic, data, or number.

Need Help?  You have our full support!  For questions, or to ask Chad to attend a meeting with you & your legislator, contact chigman@gopsrs.org starting September 2016.

PSRS does not endorse any political candidate or influence the outcome of elections.