2017 Alzheimer's Awareness & Advocacy Day

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Snelling Room at Vermont History Museum
Vermont State House
State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5301
United States

Our Movement has a voice - and it's yours!

Make your voice heard at the 2017 Alzheimer's Awareness & Advocacy Day. 

Let’s rattle the rooftop at the Vermont State House with our message that we can't afford to lose another brain to Alzheimer's!  

2015 VT Advocates

Please join us Thursday, April 6, 2017.  RSVP is requested. Please click on the RSVP icon at the bottom of the page to respond.


9:30-11:30 am (in the Snelling Room at the Vermont History Museum) Legislative Meeting and Public Policy Training
Join Aline Stone, National Advocacy Senior Specialist, and Pamela Beidler, Director of Programs and Outreach from the Vermont Chapter, as we explore the role of public policy in advancing Alzheimer's research and enhancing care and support for all affected.Together we will explore the importance of building relationships with our elected officials and will discuss how to conduct successful meetings. Light continental breakfast to be provided. 

11:30 am March to the State House
Join us for a photo op in front of the State House.

12:00-1:00 pm Prescheduled Lunch with Legislators   Find your Legislator
All advocates are asked to preschedule a meeting with their local representative over lunch. Advocates will be responsible for their own lunch in the State House Cafeteria.

1:00-1:30 pm Join us for the House Floor Session
The day's Devotion will be presented by Alzheimer's advocate ​Jenna Lawrence of Franklin County followed by the reading of the House Resolution proclaiming April 6th as Alzheimer's​ Awareness and Advocacy Day.

1:30-3:00 pm Ambassador and Alzheimer's Congressional Team (ACT) Member Meeting
This meeting is open to all who would like to learn more about advocacy efforts on the Federal Level. Come meet our Alzheimer's Ambassadors to Senators Leahy, Sanders and Congressman Welch and learn how you can be an active player in moving the National Alzheimer's Plan forward.   This meeting is tentatively scheduled for Room 10, please check with Pamela on April 6th to confirm room location.

 2017 VT Advocactes   Jim Shelia 2017    2017 All Waiting

For more information or guidance in connecting with your legislators please contact Pamela Beidler at pbeidler@alz.org or by phone at 802.316.3839 x 8011. 

RSVP today for the 2017 Alzheimer's Awareness & Advocacy Day!

Hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter and the Governor’s Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD). 

It is best to contact your representatives and senator(s) the week of March 15 to schedule to meet for coffee and a quick introduction prior to Advocacy Day. Then schedule a time to meet at the Statehouse for a photo op with your legislators to include with a letter to the editor at your local paper.  Suggest meeting over lunch in the Cafeteria.  You can also have the State House pages deliver a message to your legislators that you are at the State House and would like to meet with them. While there is no guaranteed success using this system, it is effective if your legislators are available.

Find your legislators  

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