Deaf Victoria has joined with fourteen other groups across Victoria to urge the Minister for Disability, the Hon. Lizzie Blandthorn, to provide emergency funding for disability advocacy.

We need your help

Victorian frontline disability advocates have written to the Victorian Minister for Disability, the Hon Lizzie Blandthorn MP, urging the provision of emergency funding to ensure our community has access to the advocacy support it needs. 

Deaf Victoria is requesting your help to ensure our organisation, advocacy work and projects within the community can continue. We are committed to doing meaningful work that advocates, supports or improves outcomes for deaf and hard of hearing people living in Victoria.

Please consider a call or email to your Victorian MP and support our call for
emergency transitional funding to maintain access to frontline advocacy for Deaf and hard of hearing people living in Victoria.

How can you help?

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Find out who your local MP is.
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Email them to requesting they contact Victorian Minister for Disability, the Hon Lizzie Blandthorn MP, urging the provision of emergency funding to ensure our community has access to the advocacy support it needs.

Not sure who your MP is?

Once you know who your MP is you can find out how to contact them from the Victorian Parliament website, put their name in here then click on their name and all the details will be there in the “contact” tab.
 
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Copy and paste this email, adjust as you please or write your own:
 

Dear [name of MP]

I am writing to you today to ask that you contact Minister for Disability, the Hon Lizzie Blandthorn, and urge her to release emergency advocacy funding for deaf and hard of hearing people. 

I am a supporter of Deaf Victoria and know how essential access to disability advocacy is for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families.

Having an advocate to turn to supports deaf and hard of hearing people to be their own self-advocate. 

This is an essential service and I need you to do what you can to make sure that any deaf or hard of hearing person who needs an advocate can access one.

Thank you for anything you can do to help,

[your name]

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Send the email to your MP.

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Thank you for your support!

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