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Join Our Contra Costa Advocacy Team!
ORGANIZATION: Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV
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Do you live in Contra Costa County?
Has your life been impacted by Alzheimer's or other dementia, as a caregiver, family member or close friend?
Fight Back: Join our Alzheimer's Advocacy Team in Your Area!
The Alzheimer's Association public policy and advocacy program is leading the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by increasing funding for research, driving policies to expand risk reduction and early detection, and expanding access to quality care and support. With help from volunteer advocates like you, we've passed critical legislation and increased federal research funding seven-fold since 2011. But our work isn’t done and we need dedicated advocates like you to build on this success by advocating for these policies in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento.
Alzheimer's advocates share their own unique stories, relationships and skills to help educate and engage their elected officials in making Alzheimer's and dementia a priority. We’ll train you to advocate in a variety of ways, some of which take just an hour or two every few months.
Whatever your experience and availability, if you're passionate about ending Alzheimer's and other dementia, and helping all those impacted, we’re eager to have you on our Contra Costa advocacy team!
Requirements: Advocacy volunteers must have a direct, personal experience with Alzheimer's or other dementia, and be willing to share it with elected officials and others. Statistics and reason simply aren’t enough; it takes authentic, deeply felt, one-to-one communication from constituents like you to move the hearts and minds of members of Congress and state legislators. We will show you how to tell your personal story in ways that build bridges and create positive change.
Please describe your connection to Alzheimer's disease in your response; applications without this information may not receive a response. Please also provide your home address, so that we can determine if you live in a legislative district where we are currently seeking volunteers.
What Do Advocacy Volunteers Do? Advocates help advance Alzheimer's research, care and support by:
1. Cultivating positive relationships with their elected representatives.
2. Meeting with legislators in the district 2-3 times per year; all meetings are currently being held by Zoom until COVID transmission declines.
3. Proactively taking steps to interact with their legislators about Alzheimer’s throughout the year by attending events, calling their offices, writing personal letters and emails, writing letters to the editor or interacting on social media.
4. Participating in team meetings to share information and coordinate activities with other volunteers in your area and Alzheimer's Association staff.
5. Participating in our annual, virtual California Alzheimer's Advocacy Days on March 3 & 4, 2022. For more info and to register for Advocacy Days, go to https://p2a.co/F7GPIUC
Please be sure to describe your connection to Alzheimer's disease in your response. Please also provide your home address, so that we can determine if you live in a legislative district where we are currently seeking volunteers.
Together, we can #ENDALZ!
About Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV
2290 N. First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95131, US
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission: 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. Our vision, A world without Alzheimer's disease.
We provide programs and support services for patients, families, caregivers, and others in the San Francisco Bay Area affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outside the federal government, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest research funder in the country and offers advocacy opportunities to make public policy change.
At the Alzheimer's Association, diversity and inclusion are vital to our mission. The Association leads strategic initiatives to support diversity and a culture of inclusivity. These strategic initiatives also strengthen outreach to all populations, providing communities with resources and support to address the Alzheimer’s crisis. By partnering with organizations locally and nationally to advance diversity and inclusion, the Association can broaden its reach in all communities.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
January 11, 2022
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Public Advocacy
- Social Media / Blogging
- People 55+
- Must be at least 21
- Variable. Some months there may be nothing to do, while other months might require several hours. No matter how much time you have to give, we have something you can do to help!
- Personal connection to Alzheimer's or other dementia. Live in Contra Costa County.