Advocacy is the foundation on which the independent living movement was built. Taking our inspiration from the Civil Rights Movement, we work to create positive change to legislation and policies, educate legislators, and organize and train the disability community to advocate for themselves. We work on local, statewide, and national issues impacting people with disabilities and older adults.

Examples of some of the issues we work on are:

  • Access to affordable healthcare.
  • Access to affordable and accessible housing.
  • Access to accessible transportation.
  • Accessible voting and Get Out The Vote (GOTV).
  • Emergency preparedness.
  • And much more!

If you are interested in joining our advocacy team, please contact us!

Each month our Yuba City office, we host a meeting of the BEAT Rolls On advocacy group. Community members and FREED staff work together to identify issues on the local, state, and federal levels and advocate for full inclusion of people with disabilities in all parts of society. You can find out more about the BEAT Rolls On meetings here.

Tune in to our radio show and podcast, Disability Rap, every second Wednesday at 6:30pm on KVMR 89.5 FM Nevada City. Hosted by our Operations Manager, Carl Sigmond with our Disability Community Advocate, Lindsey Wells, the show covers topics and issues in the disability community both in our local area, and across the country. Listen to past shows, get transcripts and subscribe to our podcast at