LPA Advocacy

Exciting things are happening with this Advocacy page - please check back frequently as this is a work in progress

Advocate: to support or argue for a cause, policy, etc. To act as advocate for someone or something. (source: www.merriam-webster.com)

Advocacy is not only about challenging legislation or creating bills. Advocacy is about changing public perception. Whether you are a Little Person or an Ally, however you’re an advocate, we want to hear about it.

Dwarf Pride: where being a little person is a unique trait to be celebrated, not a problem in need of a cure. (Source: S. Solomon, New York Times, 2020) 

If you have feedback and/or suggestions for the Advocacy Director, please complete this feedback form.

Becoming Your Own Advocate

   *Double-Dominance Pregnancy 

    *Dwarfism Awareness Month

About LPA’s Advocacy Committee

LPA's Advocacy Committee was created in the early 2000's. The committee was formed by LPs and for LPs. LP's wanted and needed our voice to be heard about issues that were impacting and harming the community and noticed that we would see a meaningful impact when we collaboratively approached industries and organizations by introducing who we are and the humanity we share.

The committee has spent much time successfully advocating for little people, however there is much more work to do. We believe that together, we are better and know that everyone can become an advocate in their own way.

Committee Members

Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, Chair
Scott Brent
Devon Chiodo
Jon Etherton
Deb Himsel
Christina Mills
Erin Pritchard
Chelsea Rivas
Lakshmi Shyamakrishnan

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, Advocacy Director via email.