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Class of 2021 — Sandra Pierce

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Sandra Pierce

Richmond

Sandra Pierce lives in Richmond. “I joined Partners in Policymaking to become a more well-informed advocate for persons with disabilities,” said Pierce. “I hope to increase my understanding of best practices in implementing independent living.”

Project Title

Initiative to Increase State Funding for the HCS Medicaid Waiver program

Project Description

Develop a detailed resource for legislators to better understand the need for expanded funding for the HCS Medicaid Waiver program. Develop and execute a plan for advocating to state legislators with the goal of systematically increasing funding every two years. Create an advocacy guide/website with information and action steps for other advocates.

This project is a collaborative project with Amy Burks. For more information, see the project’s website.