AMC Awareness Day
What is a proclamation?
A proclamation is a formal public statement. It is a major statement made in front of an audience or the authoritative word on some subject. It’s most often used in an official or government context. Proclamations can be created at the local, state, and federal level.
Why do I have to request a proclamation every year?
A proclamation is an official document to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about an issue, or celebrating milestones. Therefore, if a proclamation has been issued in the past, a new request still needs to be requested each year.
Why is it important to obtain proclamations?
Proclamations are a great way to raise awareness within your community about arthrogryposis. You can use the proclamation for media outreach and social media.
Where do I request proclamations from?
Municipalities include: Governor’s office, Town, Cities, Boroughs, Counties or Parishes. A city or county website may list appropriate contacts.
Who do I request proclamations from?
A state Governor, Mayor, First Selectman, City Council or County Commission’s office
How do I get started in obtaining a proclamation?
Email AMCSIProclamations@gmail.com to sign up for your state. We will maintain a list so our volunteers don’t duplicate efforts. If there is another volunteer working on your state, we can put you in contact with them to join forces.
Most states request submission of a request 2 months prior to AMC Awareness Day, June 30, 2017.
Follow up 10 to 14 days after you submit the request.
What happens when I get the proclamation?
Share with AMCSI and the AMC community and flood the internet with photos. Don’t forget to add hashtags #AMCAwareness, #arthrogryposis and #AMCAwarness2017
Write a letter, post on officials Facebook and\or Twitter account to the mayor, governor or legislators and thank them for their support in bringing official attention to Arthrogryposis.
Thank you for all helping us making June 30, 2017 the best AMC Awareness Day ever!!