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Article: Log-in. Speak Out: The Proof Alliance Virtual FASD Advocacy Event

Log-in. Speak Out.

Join us for Minnesota’s largest online policy event for the fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) community.

Hundreds of Minnesotans are advocating for improved policy and funding for FASD prevention and support. We need your voice too.

Log in.

February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Register below and we’ll send you a link to log in to our virtual online advocacy training event on February 19th, 2022. During this interactive online event, you’ll get a briefing on current legislation that impacts the FASD community and learn strategies to effect policy change in today’s digital world.

Speak Out.

On or after February 23 (By Appointment)

This is your chance to speak out and be heard. Register below and the Proof Alliance team will schedule an appointment for you to meet virtually with your representatives and share your story.

 

Self-Advocacy: Finding Your Voice & Asking For More

February 17, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

This virtual event for youth aged 16+ features special guest and super-advocate Jillian Nelson (AuSM). Topics include defining self-advocacy, history of disability advocacy, tools for advocates and tips on sharing your story.

2022 Disability Advocacy Day: Better Together: 

February 22, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

We’re #Better2Gether. That’s why we’re joining local disability advocacy leaders for a community-wide virtual disability advocacy event. Join us to learn how you can create systems-level change during the 2022 Minnesota legislative session & support Minnesotans impacted by FASD and other disabilities. 

Register here for #Better2Gether.

Hey teens! Your voice is so important! That's why we're offering cash incentives! Earn up to $150 for participating in #LogInSpeakOut virtual events! Learn more: marissa.lang@proofalliance.org

Join us for #LogInSpeakOut!

Join Minnesotans advocating for improved policy and funding for FASD prevention and support. We need your voice.

  • Ask your family and friends to register too. We connect each registrant with their designated representatives, making it easy for loved ones to show their support.
  • Join the conversation using hashtag #LogInSpeakOut on social media! It’s so easy to share a message directly with your local representatives. And while you’re on social, be sure to follow Proof Alliance!

 

FASD cannot be cured but it can and should be accommodated.

Background

Prenatal exposure to alcohol is a complex public health issue that impacts us all.  Alcohol exposure during pregnancy is a major cause of preventable brain injury, birth defects, learning problems and growth issues.

At Proof Alliance, we are deeply committed to the prevention of prenatal alcohol exposure. There are very few public health problems where there are such clear and compelling solutions available. If alcohol is not consumed during pregnancy a child will not have the issues associated with prenatal alcohol exposure. However, how and why exposure happens is very complicated. Putting forth policy solutions that address this issue is a top priority.

It is also important to understand that at the core of everything Proof Alliance does, we believe that everyone is worthy of inclusion and respect.  We find people impacted by FASD and their families face difficulties and barriers in accessing services they need to be successful. People with an FASD deserve equitable access to an education, appropriate housing and employment, and services and supports. FASD cannot be cured but it can and should be accommodated.