A group of 20 individuals representing the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania traveled to Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 13th for Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill sponsored by Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, chaired by Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.). We visited the offices of 8 of our legislators to educate them about the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families. It was a great day of advocacy! Watch for a photo album from the day which will be posted on the BIAPA facebook page.
Not everyone can attend Brain Injury Awareness Day in person, but don’t worry — you can take action at home! Set up meetings in your elected officials’ district offices to share the needs of individuals with brain injury in your state. Call your elected officials in Washington, D.C., and invite them to attend the events on March 13 or invite them to events you are hosting in your state. Get active on social media: like your elected officials on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and share our resources with them.