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We Invite YOU to Join the Cause
Give Silence a Voice

Advocates tell their story to help make things better. It doesn’t matter if it's your senator or your neighbor, every time you tell someone about Alzheimer’s disease, you give silence a voice.

Tell your story. Become an Advocate.

Since 1989, dedicated Alzheimer's advocates have gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum to share their personal stories, learn about the latest legislative efforts, celebrate policy efforts and urge elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.

Our advocacy efforts have produced results, and we know that a common goal can and will create change. But there is much more to be done.

More information? Contact Donna Beal 805.892.4259 or

To learn more about state-wide policy issues, please visit the California Council State Policy website at

Please contact our local Chapter if you have questions about advocacy:

Donna Beal

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What Is an Advocate?

An Advocate helps in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Advocates have the
opportunity to reach elected officials at every level of government and to ask them
to produce real policy change. Advocates are part of a movement to change the
way your government — and the public — address the Alzheimer epidemic.

What do Advocates do?

Write letters, send emails, release carrier pigeons. It doesn’t matter how,
but every time an Advocate contacts a representative, senator or
assembly member, it makes a difference. When services are cut, or there
is a push for more research, members of our Advocacy Team are our first responders.

Speak Out

Advocates tell their personal story about Alzhiemer's in a way that makes
a difference when they join Community Voices, our Alzheimer speakers
bureau. Break the silence by speaking to community groups, churches
and service organizations.


Become an Ambassador, part of a group of dedicated activists who take
time out every month to build one-on-one relationships with the elected
individuals who make important policy decisions every day.

Engage in e-advocacy by responding to Action Alerts contained within emails and updates. It’s as easy as the click of a button.

Support advocacy by making calls or writing letters to legislators asking them to make Alzheimer’s disease a policy priority.

Receive regular updates regarding current legislative and public policy issues that impact funding and services for those coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

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