Advocacy

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Community Integration •  Criminal & Juvenile Justice  • Education  • Employment  • Health Care  • Involuntary Interventions • Legal Capacity

Featured Issue:

Employment. Get the latest on our work advancing opportunities for real work for real wages for people with disabilities, including bills expanding competitive integrated employment and ending subminimum wage for people with disabilities.  More on employment here.

Medicaid:

We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening so we created a page to give you a few quick facts and updates about the most pressing issues.

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Recent Medicaid Updates:

March 27, 2020

Congress has now passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which took some important steps to address the coronavirus pandemic and included some disability community priorities, but many critical priorities were not included. We need Congress to do more and will continue advocating for future Congressional responses to this crisis to meet the needs of people with disabilities. More on the passage of the bill and what you can do now to advocate for disability priorities to be included in the COVID-19 response can be found here.

For more on what was and was not included in the CARES Act, check out the list we’ve put together here, which we will continue to update as we review the final bill and for more on the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on people with disabilities, visit our COVID-19 webpage.

March 26, 2020

Late last night, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the House is expected to vote on the bill tomorrow. Some of the disability community’s priorities were included in the final bill, but many were not and we will continue advocating for future Congressional responses to this pandemic to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

For more on what was and was not included, check out the list we’ve put together here, which we will continue to update as we review the final bill. For more on the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on people with disabilities, visit our COVID-19 webpage.

March 25, 2020

The Senate has now reached a deal on new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A final draft of the bill has not yet been released, but the Senate has released the text of emergency appropriations provisions and a summary. Some of the disability community’s priorities are expected to be included in the final bill, but many are not and we will continue advocating for future Congressional responses to this pandemic to meet the needs of people with disabilities. For more on the federal response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on people with disabilities, visit our COVID-19 webpage.

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