Advocacy is a key part of LRI’s mission to assist Consumers to obtain and maintain an independent lifestyle. LRI provides individual support to help Consumers learn how to advocate for themselves for whatever they need or want. Consumers are introduced to community advocacy through local meetings, rallies and other events that bring people together to fight for a common cause. LRI engages Consumers in systems advocacy efforts so that they may learn that nothing will change for the better until the system is changed to benefit all disabled people.
LRI regularly collaborates with and supports PA ADAPT. View this video from summer 2017 at the Capitol in DC where LRI and ADAPT protested cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act: