Atlantic Documentary: The Disabled Fight for Health Care

July 10, 2017
For this short documentary, The Atlantic's Jeremy Raff traveled to the heart of the disability rights movement in the San Francisco Bay Area to learn why people with disabilities fear the Republican health plan. In the compelling 10 minute video, DREDF's own Mary Lou Breslin relates that cuts to Medicaid could ultimately cost 3 million people with disabilities their freedom, and erode "40 years of hard won gains by the disability rights movement."

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Congressional Budget Office: “Senate health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026”

June 27, 2017
On Monday, June 26, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their assessment of the draft Senate GOP health care bill and the news is as bad as expected. There will be a reduction of $772 billion in federal Medicaid spending, representing a 26% reduction for the program by 2026.

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DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!

June 22, 2017
DREDF-Hosted Attorney Fellow Applications Due Monday, July 24!
The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund, located in Berkeley, California seeks candidates for collaboration on Skadden, Equal Justice Works (EJW), and other public interest fellowship applications for the two year period beginning fall 2018.  Such fellowships offer recent law graduates an invaluable opportunity for entry-level training in various aspects of public interest law practice.

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No Secrets in Healthcare Reform! Demand that the Senate #ShowUsTheBill

June 20, 2017
Senate Republicans are meeting in private to discuss proposed provisions of the AHCA at their caucus lunch from 12:30 to 2 pm Eastern. In a highly controversial and widely criticized move, the Senate has kept details of the bill secret, and indications are that they will not share specifics with the public until just before the vote.

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Save the ADA! Oppose H.R. 620

June 9, 2017
See Extensive Resources & Links To Assist People Fighting This Draconian, Misguided, Damaging Bill!

H.R. 620 would weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a critical source of rights for people with disabilities to architectural access in public accommodations—that is, businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, etc.

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Letter to California House Co-Sponsors of HR 620

May 25, 2017
...The undersigned are 110 California disability, civil rights, senior, and civic organizations that collectively represent hundreds of thousands of Californians who have or may acquire a disability. We urge you to protect the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to reconsider and withdraw your co-sponsorship of and support for H.R. 620, the inaptly named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017....

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BUSD is Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

May 3, 2017
Students With Reading Disorders Sue Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) for Failing to Educate Them Despite The Availability Of Effective Teaching Methods, BUSD Refused To Alter Its Policies And Practices, Leaving Students Of All Ages Who Have Reading Disorders Without The Basic Tool Of Literacy

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