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Community and Internet Resources


Legislation: Representatives


We would like to encourage everyone, especially individuals with disabilities, to become more active in monitoring your government's activity. Make your opinions known to your elected officials, and do not be afraid to make your voice heard. For more information or to locate your representative to share your thoughts and ideas, visit the following websites.


National

To find out who your legislative representatives are on the state or federal level, call the Legislative Hotline at (800)363-9472.

National Governors Association

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senators of the 108th Congress

Thomas, Legislative Information on the Internet


State Listings


Wisconsin

New Sign To find out who your state legislative representatives are for the State of Wisconsin Legislature go to the Wisconsin Legislative Hotline:

or go to the Wisconsin State Legislators website. Click on the link Who Are My Legislators?. You can search by your address, your municipality or locate by map.

Locate e-mail addresses for your Wisconsin State Legislators by clicking on Senate or Assembly and finding the E-mail Directory for each.

For general information about the Wisconsin Legislature, legislative processes, bill histories, or other inquiries contact: Legislative Reference Bureau Reference Desk: (608) 266-0341.


International

United Nations - Enable is the website for the Division for Social Policy and Development: Focal Point on Disability. The Secretariat for this division in New York is the focal point within the United Nations system on matters relating to disability. It is also the focal point for activities related to global social development, to youth, older persons and the family. For more information contact the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Two United Nations Plaza, DC2-1372, New York, NY 10017, United States of America, Facsimile: +1-212-963-0111, or send e-mail to enable@un.org

United Nations - Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development. The United Nations Standard Rules for the Equalization of Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities provides for the appointment of a Special Rapporteur to monitor the implementation of the Rules. The Special Rapporteur reports yearly to the Commission for Social Development. The reports present findings on the promotion and monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules and present recommendations, as requested by the Commission, on their further development. In carrying out his/her functions, the Special Rapporteur establishes a direct dialogue with Member States and with local non-governmental organizations and experts, seeking their views and comments on any information intended to be included in the reports.


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