Wondering how to get involved, but don’t know where to start? Here are six ways that you can take action today.
Volunteer with us or with another organization in your area. Assisted and independent living facilities always appreciate volunteer support, and folks with disabilities can also be found in almost every other walk of life. People who are homeless and/or living in poverty experience disability disproportionately, so volunteering at your local homeless resource center or soup kitchen can really make a difference. We are happy to help you find a volunteer opportunity in your area that will be a good fit for you. We would also LOVE to have you at our monthly member meetings! Our board meetings are open to the public, and we always leave time for public input or feedback. You can view the date and time of our next meeting on our event page: https://disabledrightsutah.org/events/.
We post regular updates on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. If you’d like to help us make Utah a little more disability-friendly, follow us for updates about our actions, meetings, and events. We’ll make sure to share a variety of accessible opportunities for folks to get involved.
If you would like to join our mailing list, just fill out the form built into the footer at the bottom of the page! We’ll send you information about upcoming events, actions, and progress towards our goals. We will also highlight any disability-relevant legislation during the Utah legislative session.
Visit https://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp to find out who represents you on a state level. To view your national representatives, enter your address at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members. Once you know who your representatives are, don’t be afraid to reach out and let them know how you feel about policies that affect you or your loved ones. Your representatives (or their interns) are always available to receive calls, letters, or emails from constituents.
If you are passionate about an issue and feel like it isn’t getting enough attention, write to your local newspaper about it! Guidelines to submit to the Salt Lake Tribune can be found here https://www.sltrib.com/contact-us/, and guidelines to submit to the Deseret News can be found here https://www.deseret.com/pages/contact-us. If you write about a disability issue, we would love a copy of your work!
We are always accepting donations. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please click the “Donate Now” button on the upper-right corner of this page. If you would like to donate materials for a specific event, please contact Psarah Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also accepting donations of the following items: wheelchairs, canes, crutches, other medical or accessibility devices, and incontinence supplies (wipes, briefs, liners). If you would like to donate one or more of these items to community members in need, please contact Karolyn Campbell at email@example.com. If you have any questions about a donation, please feel free to give us a call at 801-685-8214!