February 5th, 2020-
CBIS programs joined survivors of brain injury in Virginia, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, and other Virginia Brain Injury Providers at the annual Brain Injury Legislative Day at the General Assembly. The members of the Clubhouse Advocacy Unit spend the weeks leading up to the Advocacy Day learning about the specific budget requests and proposed bills that will impact their services and community, writing letters to their legislators, and scheduling appointments to meet with their legislators. The extent of preparations always pays off for a very successful legislative day! Members of The Mill House and The Denbigh House met with Delegates Coyner, Ward, and Batten, and Senator Monty Mason and several legislative aides. Members and clients told their personal stories of their brain injury, recovery and rehabilitation, what CBIS services mean to them, and how increased funding for brain injury could impact the lives of Virginians living with a disability as a result of a brain injury.
Following the legislative meetings, CBIS advocates joined others for a rally for brain injury funding. Over 100 people were in attendance as well as members of the media.
Interested in supporting increased brain injury funding in Virginia? Write, call, or email your legislator to tell them why you support brain injury services in the Commonwealth!