The ADA Is In Danger And California’s Role is Critical.

April 20, 2017
As many of you know, California law has already been changed to address the business community's concerns. But House bill H.R. 620 goes far beyond current California law, and if passed, would impose far more draconian limitations on our civil rights.

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Overview of Concerns with H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2016

April 3, 2017
H.R. 620 would weaken the ADA, a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to public accommodations (that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.). It would turn people with disabilities into second-class citizens, and undermine the very principles of an inclusive society that America is all about.

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Take Action! The AHCA is a Very Bad Idea for People with Disabilities

March 22, 2017
The AHCA will place the lives of children and adults with disabilities at risk.
Medicaid home and community-based services make it possible for Alana Theriault to work, live in her own home with her partner, spend time with friends, and be active in her community. If the American Health Care Act passes, all of that is at risk. Her life could be at risk.

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The AHCA Creates the “Perfect Storm” for People with Disabilities

March 15, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill unveiled last week by Republicans in both the House and the Senate, tells middle and low–income people with disabilities and their families a simple, brutal message: "You're on your own."

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Action Alert! Join us in Opposing the American Health Care Act — Call Congress today!

March 8, 2017
The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was introduced in the House of Representatives on March 6th and will soon be introduced in the Senate. The bill will hurt moderate and low–income people with disabilities and their families on two fronts...

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Action Alert: Call Your Senator to Save Equitable Access Protections for Students with Disabilities!

March 7, 2017
Last week, the House of Representatives voted to overturn the ESSA regulations. As soon as Wednesday, March 8, the Senate is set to vote on the repeal of ESSA regulations. If the regulations are repealed, students with disabilities lose the protections the regulations provide to ensure equitable access to education.

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Fight Secret Efforts to Slash Medicaid Funding and Repeal the Affordable Care Act

March 3, 2017
We are at a critical juncture in Congress' attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dramatically undermine Medicaid by changing its financing to a block grant or per capita cap. Yesterday we learned from several sources of a secret plan that only let Republican members and staffers may view in a "dedicated reading room."

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Disability Rights Groups and The State of California Reach Novel Settlement Agreement

February 2, 2017
Blind and visually impaired Californians who are enrolled in the Medi-Cal In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program can now read their IHSS communications and submit timesheets privately and independently. Disability Rights California (DRC) and Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) reached a collaborative and creative agreement with the California Department of Health Care services (DHCS) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to ensure equal and effective communication for blind and visually impaired IHSS recipients and applicants.

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