Priorities Wisconsin Wants to Talk to You
Dec 1, 2019 —
Do you have a T1D story you want to share? Priorities Wisconsin is calling on you!
Recently, the team reached out to me, and I had a chance to talk to Bridget and Cassidy who work for Priorities Wisconsin. They are looking for Wisconsinites to interview who are personally struggling, or who have a loved one who is struggling to afford insulin or other medication they need in order to stay healthy.
"We think the best way to hold those in power accountable for their actions (or inaction) is to share the real stories of the people that their work is hurting or helping," Priorities Wisconsin says. "We also want people to know that they're not alone in the struggles they're facing. If we all speak up and make our voices heard, we can make a real difference."
Priorities Wisconsin is a Wisconsin-based advocacy group that is part of the larger national group, Priorities USA. The group focuses on storytelling to "get ahead of the current economy."
"We know access to affordable, quality healthcare is a struggle that many folks are facing right now," they say.
Priorities Wisconsin says you can become involved at any level of commitment, whether you choose to be interviewed for a short story format video, want to write a letter, or want to make your voice heard in another way. Bridget and Cassidy are open to ideas and discussion regarding this very personal issue. They can provide more insight and details into this if you decide to reach out to them via email (listed below).
Here is an example of some of their most recent work.
I know that putting yourself out there, especially for an issue so personal and close to home can be scary. I do it for this campaign often, so I truly understand. If this sounds like an opportunity you'd like to take advantage of to help progress this bill forward and bring more awareness to it, please reach out to them at Wisconsin@priorities.org.
If not, that is totally okay and understandable. You can share this link with someone you might be interested, and/or keep sharing the petition link! Any form of awareness you bring to this issue is extremely valuable and appreciated.
Thanks for all you do. I am grateful for your advocacy, support, persistence, patience, and passion for affordable access to insulin this holiday season.
May yours be as merry and bright as possible! And may your's and/or your loved one's T1D management be prosperous.
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