One of the most impactful ways The Arc Tennessee organization helps the state’s disability community is through legislative advocacy. Our voices impact policy decisions. The Arc Tennessee has a place at the table when it comes to local, state and federal policies. We maintain strategic relationships and work with elected officials, other nonprofit organizations, civic groups, families and our membership. Our goal with all legislative advocacy efforts is to maintain the human and civil rights of people with disabilities.
Get involved at Tennessee’s State Capital
Get involved with local and state policy! Explore the resources below to learn about decisions being made in Tennessee that impact the disability community. Become an advocate!
View our 2023 Tennessee Legislative Bill Tracker
This document contains disability related legislation. It is not an exhaustive list of all bills filed for consideration in the 2023 legislative session.
Public Policy Fact Sheets
Whether talking to legislators or educating yourself, the fact sheets below provide a great overview of issues which affect the disability community all over the United States.
Sign up for Tennessee Action Alerts and Public Policy E-News
Join our Public Policy Calls
If you wish to join our Public Policy calls, please email Gavin Dillinger at email@example.com.
Participate in Disability Day on the Hill
Disability Day on the Hill is organized by Tennessee Disability Coalition. To learn more, click here.
Find Your Legislators
To find your state and federal legislators, click here and enter your home address.
Comment on Tennessee State Rules & Regulations
None at this time.
Legislative advocacy became a way to address issues my son was facing in both school and adulthood. Working together with others has made it possible to achieve results that couldn’t have happened without a collaborative effort.
Having been actively involved in policy advocacy now for over two decades, I’ve seen some amazing victories and disappointing setbacks. It’s humbling and also profoundly inspiring to realize that we CAN be part of determining the course of action taken by policymakers at the local, state, and federal level in regard to loved-ones with disabilities.
Take National Action at The US Capital
The Arc Action Center
A step-by-step guide for federal advocacyLearn more
Federal Public Policy Goals
Explore The Arc 2022 public policy goalsLearn more
Public Policy Webinars
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Disability Policy Seminar, Washington DC
Disability Policy Seminar is a three-day annual federal legislative conferenceLearn more
Comment on Federal Rules & Regulations
Coming SoonLearn more
Find Your Legislator
Quickly identify and contact your elected officialsLearn more
Education & Advocacy Meetings
Get involved by joining The Arc Tennessee’s Advocacy & Education Committee. Each month, committee members discuss topics, policies and proposed legislation that impact school-aged individuals with disabilities.
Weekly Awareness Emails
Sign up for The Arc Tennessee’s Weekly Awareness emails and get the highlights on event announcements, community resources, legislation efforts and more. Only one email per week.
Stay informed on specific legislation and be notified of time-sensitive advocacy efforts by joining our policy alerts list. Elect to receive emails or text messages.