Welcome to Advocator, the easiest way to make your views known to your Members of Congress on key issues affecting county authorities, behavioral health services, and people dealing with mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.
Listed below are the bills in the current Congress that are high priorities for NACBHDD. We update information about these bills frequently so you can follow the legislative process. At appropriate times in the process you will also find letters we have drafted that you can send to your elected representatives with the click of a mouse. Or, you can print out our letters and use them as a sample as you draft your own. Either way, Advocator makes it as easy as possible to weigh in on important issues and let your voice be heard.
Click on a bill below for more information about the legislation. For some bills you will find prepared letters that you can e-mail to your Congressional representatives directly from this site. We will also post talking points for some bills so that you can create your own advocacy message. You will find contact information for delivery by mail, e-mail, fax or phone.
Remember to check back often. Thank you for using NACBHDD’s Advocator!