Disability, Aging, and Higher Weight Communities COVID-19 Advocacy Toolkit

Visitation Advocacy

Know Your Rights (KYR)

Sample Advocacy Email from Supporter


Sample Social Media Posts

Hey [hospital], what are your crisis care plans? We have reason to worry about seniors, disabled people, Black/brown/all people of color, and higher weight people not getting COVID treatment. We need to know! #DontRationOurCare

COVID infections are on the rise and hospital protocols turn away visitors. Check out this Know Your Rights guide to learn how to help advocate for yourself: https://tinyurl.com/ya5up4pt #NoBodyIsDisposable #DontRationOurCare

As the pandemic continues, we are still seeing instances of discriminatory care rationing happening in health facilities. It has to stop. #EndAgeism #EndAbleism #DontRationOurCare #NoBodyisDisposable

Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old father of 5, died because of care rationing; he was deemed to have “no quality of life” because he was quadriplegic. His death was a tragedy, and we must prevent others like it. https://tinyurl.com/y3vs2r4h #NoBodyisDisposable #DontRationOurCare

The lives of older people and disabled people are just as valuable as anyone else’s. Don’t let your local hospital put a crisis care plan in place that says any different. #NoBodyIsDisposable #DontRationOurCare

Tag your local hospital and/or county health department. 

Hashtags to use:




Download a .pdf of this page

%d bloggers like this: