Independence First Consumer Advocacy Teams 2021
The Consumer Advocacy Teams are groups consisting of people with disabilities, staff, board members, and interested community members who are committed to being involved as a group in work that makes positive changes in our communities. The Consumer Advocacy Teams meet approximately once a month to work on a variety of issues affecting people with disabilities in our communities. Meetings currently are held through Zoom videoconferencing platform, which has a call-in option. After the pandemic, meetings will resume on location at Independence First. Contact the staff for each team to be added to the group to receive the monthly agenda and Zoom links.
The Independence First ADA Consumer Advocacy Team is committed to improving the accessibility of business, government entities, and services for people with disabilities in the Metro Milwaukee area by promoting compliance to the American with Disabilities Act, and other disability rights laws through education, advocacy, and community outreach. The meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2 PM to 4 PM. For more information, contact Brian Peters at 414-937-5912 Videophone/Relay or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Long Term Healthcare Consumer Advocacy Team provides opportunities for education and advocacy relating to how one can change the system and improve long-term care services on state and federal levels. The Committee provides opportunities for consumers to voice their opinions about various long-term care issues through various forums that are open to public. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. For more information, contact Julie Alexander at 414-226-8378 V/Relay or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Transportation Consumer Advocacy Team is to expand and sustain the accessibility, access, and quality of the public transportation system for people with disabilities through consumer input. The meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. For more information, contact Brian Peters at 414-937-5912 Videophone/Relay or e-mail: email@example.com.
For General Information, contact Independence First: 414-291-7520 V/TTY/Relay
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