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Alzheimer's Association of Northern California

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Advocacy volunteers at the State Capitol

Make your voice heard!

Alzheimer’s is the second leading cause of death in California, and is the only cause of death among
the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. There are no survivors. The time
to act is now.

As an advocate, you will work directly with your elected officials to make sure Alzheimer’s and dementia are on the top of their agenda. Advocates will build relationships with their Members of Congress and State
legislators to educate them on the compelling reasons to make take action to prevent and prepare for the national Alzheimer's crisis now.

Advocates have the opportunity to do any or all of the following:
- Meet and interact with their Member of Congress and their staff
- Attend our annual State Advocacy Day in Sacramento (February 5)
- Attend our annual National Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. (March 22-24)
- Write letters to the editor
- Build awareness through social media
- Work with a team of other volunteers in your area who are also passionate about ending Alzheimer's
- Use your personal experience as a powerful force for positive change!

We will provide all the training and support you need, even if you have never written or spoken to a legislator before.

The only requirement is that you must have direct personal or professional experience with, and a passion for, Alzheimer's or other form of dementia.

About us:
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's and dementia advocacy, fighting for critical
research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We are driving policymakers to take historic steps to address the Alzheimer’s crisis - click here to volunteer with us and be part of the solution!

To volunteer, please go to and fill out our short online volunteer application, and we will respond within 48 hours.

Please contact Jessica Rothhaar, Senior Public Policy Manager, at with any questions.

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About Alzheimer's Association of Northern California


Public Policy and Advocacy Department, 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd #250, Lafayette, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We work on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. Through our partnerships and funded projects, we have been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years. The Association is also the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. Read more about us here.

Since its founding in Menlo Park, Calif. in 1981 by a group of dedicated volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter has grown to include nine offices across two states. We serve hundreds of families with our 24/7 helpline, offer one-on-one care consultations, maintain more than 150 support groups, mobilize 1,000 volunteers in the cause, raised more than $1.7 million for our national research program in fiscal year 13 and more. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.


We'll work with your schedule.


JapantownSan Jose, CA 95112



  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable. You can choose your own activities and set your own schedule. ACT members will typically be invited to participate in at least 1 in-person meeting or other activity per quarter, but are not required to participate.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as you will be representing the Alzheimer's Association to Members of Congress and state legislators.

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