Rise Up for Vision Health
Your story matters. When local, state, and federal policymakers are drafting bills that affect people with vision loss, they depend on people like you to share their experiences. Not only can you inform U.S. policy, you can inspire lasting change for millions of Americans who are blind or have visual impairment.
Legislative advocacy for vision loss can be as simple as signing a petition or voicing concern for public policy initiatives related to vision loss, accessibility and inclusion, and research. To do this, we may ask you to reach out to your elected representatives with a phone call, email, or letter. But don’t worry, we’ll share tips and messaging guidance along the way. We’ve got this!
Find Your Federal and State Representatives
If you’re not sure who your elected officials are, visit congress.org and enter your zip code. You’ll get a quick list of your state and federal legislators, including ways to contact them.
Register to Vote
Never underestimate the power of your vote. If you’re not registered to vote, learn how to register in your state or territory:
- Vote.org uses get-out-the-vote technology to make registering to vote quick and easy.
- Rock the Vote defends young people’s right to vote and offers tools to check your registration status and register up to vote.
We are proud to advocate alongside other organizations on issues that relate to vision loss treatment, research, and patient advocacy.
- American Foundation for the Blind
- Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
- National Eye Institute
- National Federation of the Blind
- National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
- VisionServe Alliance
- The Vision Council
Share Your Story
Lighthouse Guild is collecting stories about how eye health programs benefit you and your family. These personal stories are invaluable in showing local leaders how this issue impacts real people. Share your story and help ensure our future health care system reflects the needs of our communities.