Advocacy

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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:

September 10, 2020

Senate Republicans’ new “skinny” coronavirus relief bill, which didn’t include any of the disability community’s priorities, has failed to get enough votes to move forward.

We encourage everyone to please contact your Senators now and tell them to work together to pass coronavirus relief legislation actually meets the needs of disabled people. You can find more information, including call and email scripts, on our advocacy page or you can email your Senators directly here.

Our summary of what disability priorities are and are not included in the bill is available here and for a quick comparison of the Senate’s recent coronavirus relief proposals and the HEROES Act passed by the House, click here.

September 8, 2020

Senate Republicans have introduced a new “skinny” coronavirus relief bill, the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act, that is largely the same as a draft proposal of the same name circulated last month.

A vote on the bill, which doesn’t include any of the disability community’s most urgent priorities, is expected as early as Thursday.  We’re urging everyone to contact your Senators now and tell them to make sure any coronavirus relief legislation actually meets the needs of disabled people. You can find more information, including call and email scripts, on our advocacy page. 

Our summary of what disability priorities are and are not included in the bill is available here and for a quick comparison of the Senate’s recent coronavirus relief proposals and the HEROES Act passed by the House, click here.

August 19, 2020

Senate Republicans have released a new coronavirus relief proposal, the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act, that fails to address the disability community’s most urgent priorities. The next coronavirus relief bill is still not expected until the Senate returns from recess in September, but Senators need to keep hearing from us if we want our priorities to be included. You can find more information, including call and email scripts, on our advocacy page. 

For more on what priorities are and are not included in Senate Republicans’ latest proposal, check out our summary here. For more on the HEALS Act, the coronavirus relief bill introduced by Senate Republicans at the end of July, check out our summary here and for a quick comparison of this latest proposal, the HEALS Act and the HEROES Act passed by the House, click here.

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