HLA-WA and Loop Washinton are gearing up for 2017 state-level advocacy work. And we need your help.
Attend one of these Washington Senior Lobby candidate forums this fall and let lawmakers know that affordable hearing aids, Medicare coverage of hearing aids, and communication access are important to you.
Snohomish County (1st, 10th, 21st, 32nd, 38th, 39th, 44th LDs)
Tuesday, September 27th, 3 – 5 PM
Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Kitsap County (23rd & 26th LDs & County Commissioners)
Thursday, September 29th, 6 – 8 PM
Kitsap County Administration Building, Board of County Commissioner Chambers, 619 Division St #4, Port Orchard, WA 98366
South King County (47th LD)
Tuesday, October 4th, 10 AM – Noon
Auburn Community Center and the REC Teen Center, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn, WA
Northeast Washington (3rd, 4th & 6th LDs)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2 – 4 PM
Southside Senior & Community Center Ballroom, 3151 E. 27th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99223
East King County (1st, 41st, 45th & 48th LDs )
Monday, October 10th 1:30 – 3:30 PM
North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98007
Southeast Washington (8th, 9th & 16th LDs)
Tuesday, October 18th 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Elks Lodge, 351 East Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Pierce County (25th LD)
Thursday, October 20th 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Puyallup Activity Center, 210 W Pioneer Avenue, Puyallup, WA 98371
Before you attend, be sure to request hearing accommodation and CART. We suggest including this wording below. (If you are sending an email, the subject line should read “Request for ADA Accommodations.”)
“I’d like to attend the Washington Senior Lobby Candidate forum on <date> at <place>.
As a person who wears hearing aids every day to understand speech, I also rely on assistive technology in public places. <Explain your level of hearing loss (identify yourself as a person with a disability)> Because I require communication access in order to participate as others do, I would like to respectfully request that pursuant to Title II of the ADA for “effective communication” that steps are made to make sure captions and/or assistive listening devices such as loops are available. Please note that the financial responsibility for accommodation does not fall to me.
If I don’t hear back from you within a week or so, I’ll follow up. I’m happy to provide more information for you, or you can visit loopseattle.org, hearingloss-wa.org, or find a CART provider here.