Change Starts with You
Partners introduced me to advocating for my daughter and knowing how to get laws passed and knowing who to look for at the Capitol. I had been to the Capitol as a kid but didn’t know how to talk to legislators. Partners taught me how to talk to policymakers and who to talk to. Since then, we have been involved in welfare rights. It has helped me be more articulate and understand the ins and outs on how to bring change about.
Now I am with the SEIU and we are working to get more benefits for home care workers. It just shows me how you can have power within yourself. There have been an increasing number of people with disabilities, and there is not enough funding for everyone with disabilities. Partners taught me how to go to the source and get that funding.
—Angella Khan, Parent