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VIRGINIA STATE VIRTUAL ADVOCACY DAY ON JANUARY 16

Please join the Alzheimer’s Association on January 16 for our first-ever virtual Virginia State Advocacy Day!

Send a message to your State Senator and Delegate that they need to make Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias a priority in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Show your support for the 130,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease and the 443,000 dementia caregivers in Virginia in one or more of the following ways:

Engage with your State Senator and Delegate on Facebook and Twitter.

Use social media to tell your elected officials how critical their support is in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Encourage your family, friends and colleagues to do the same. Find out if your STATE elected officials are on Facebook or Twitter here. (please choose the "Virginia" tab on the results page to view correct state legislator information)

Suggested Facebook posts:

  • There are 130,000 Virginians with Alzheimer’s disease. They’re counting on you. So are their families. Support important Alzheimer’s legislation.
  • Virginians with dementia and their caregivers need an advocate in state government. Please extend the Virginia Alzheimer’s Commission sunset.
  • Please support additional funding for the Virginia Public Guardianship Program.
    Suggested Tweets:

Suggested Tweets:

  • Please help #EndAlz by supporting upcoming Alzheimer’s legislation in Virginia
  • I just asked [insert name of elected official] to make Alzheimer’s a priority in Virginia. Will you? #ENDALZ

Call your State Senator and Delegate

Click here to find the contact information for your elected official. Tell them that you hope they will support the following:

  • SB 82 / HB 1087: Extending the Virginia Alzheimer’s Commission’s sunset to July 1, 2021
  • SB 572 / HB 240: State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program’s Access to Records
  • Increase Funding for the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program (VPGCP)

Send an email message to your State Senator and Delegate.

Click to visit this online action alert to let your elected officials know that Virginians affected by Alzheimer’s are counting on their support. Add your personal story.

Questions? Contact Carter Harrison, Alzheimer’s Association Virginia Public Policy Director, at charrison@alz.org.




Not yet an advocate?  We invite you to join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.  Add your voice to ours.  Become an advocate today!  Learn more here.



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VIRGINIA 2014 Legislative Platform


 

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