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Disability Day on the Hill Tips and Tricks

Disability Day on the Hill

Heading to Disability Day on the Hill on Wednesday, February 14th to speak with your legislator(s)? Check out these resources before you go. We can’t wait to see you there!

Policy One Pagers
These easy to follow, quick overviews give all the information you’ll need to better understand the top policy issues we are following and supporting this year as a coalition. If you’re speaking to your legislator(s) on behalf of any of these issues, feel free to print out a one pager to help guide your conversation!

The Disability Policy Alliance Panel on the State of Disability Services in Tennessee

This panel will be held on Disability Day on the Hill from 10am-11:45am CST in the Old Supreme Court Room of the Capitol Building Download the panel agenda here

Tips for a Successful Meeting with Your Legislator
Not sure how to approach a meeting with your legislator(s)? These tips and tricks will help you ensure your meeting is a great success! 

Download the .docx here

Printable "Leave-Behind" Document

It is helpful to leave behind your contact information and a note about the issue you discussed with your legislator. Here is a template to help you get started!

Download in .pdf

#LetsGetTogether Video Series
We’ve put together a few videos to offer advice and tips on how to be the best advocate you can be. These videos also discuss the importance of advocacy and how your voice and story can make a big impact. 

    •    Meeting with Your Legislator
    •    The #LetsGetTogether Advocacy Panel
    •    TDC Staff Get Excited for Disability Day on the Hill (Coming Soon!)

Location: Cordell Hull Building and State Capitol Building

Here is a customized map of the Ground Floor and 1st Floor of the Cordell Hull Building (the main floors of the legislative office building) and State Capitol Building (where lunch and the Disability Policy Alliance Panel will be held) for you to use on Disability Day on the Hill 2018: Download here

Find the exact location of your legislator's office in this directory of the Cordell Hull Building: Download here

In this segment published by the Tennessean, a reporter goes to the new Cordell Hull Building to give a brief tour for constituents looking to meet with their legislator(s) and sit in on legislative session hearings: https://www.tennessean.com/videos/news/politics/insession/2018/01/11/take-tour-new-legislative-area-inside-cordell-hull-building/109371762/

Parking
Finding parking can be stressful, especially in downtown Nashville. Follow this link to find where the closest public parking spaces are to the Cordell Hull Building: https://www.parkitdowntown.com/maps/popular/937/15  The MTA Bus Station (Music City Central), which is right across from Cordell Hull's 5th Avenue entrance, as well as on the Capital loop side, offers paid parking: http://www.nashvillemta.org/Nashville-MTA-Music-City-Central-FAQs.asp

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: coalition@tndisability.org