The United States of America guarantees the rights of its citizens through the laws that it enacts. Laws that affect persons with disabilities are of special interest to Options and the individuals who use our programs and services.
Our elected officials want to hear from those that they are serving so they have a feeling for how their constituency feels about the issues. We strongly encourage you to attend town hall meetings or coffee meetings that our legislators hold. These meetings offer wonderful opportunities for you to meet your legislator personally and let him or her know about your concerns and your opinions.
We also encourage you to contact your legislators by letter, whether it is sent as an E-mail or through the postal service, for issues that affect persons with disabilities.
Equality for persons with disabilities has certainly come a long way and we should be proud of that. However, there is still much to be done and we must continue the journey to equality together!
Rep. John Anthony, 1421 N. Division St., Morris, IL 60450; Phone: 815-416-1475
Rep. Thomas Bennett, 342 W Walnut St, Watseka IL 60970; Phone: 815-432-0106;
Sen. Mark Kirk, 524 Hart Building, Washington DC 20510; Phone: 202-224-2854; Fax: 202-228-4611; Website: www.kirk.senate.gov
Rep. Robin L. Kelly, 304 S. Indiana Ave. (lower level), Kankakee, IL 60901; Phone: 708-679-0078, fax: 202-225-4583; website: www.robinkelly.house.gov
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, 342 W. Walnut, Watseka, IL 60970; Phone: 815-432-058; Fax: 202-225-3521; website: www.kinzinger.house.gov