We have a lot of new legislators that will need to be informed and educated on the challenges that individuals with brain injuries live with. We are asking all of you to consider hosting a legislative coffee in your home as a way to invite local representatives and senators to partake in a discussion on brain injury experiences and legislation. If you are interested in hosting a coffee, (as small or large as you want it to be), please contact Ellen Edgerly at 332-9891 or e-mail Ellenedge@metrocast.net and she will help you facilitate the coffee.
In the past, these coffees have proven worthwhile to all in attendance. Legislators hear hundreds of bills proposed throughout the session and often do not have the knowledge as we do relative to life with a brain injury. As a survivor, family, friend or professional of brain injury, our experiences are very valuable in this education of our legislators.