Tag Archives: Alerts

Action Alert! Call Now to Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on Betsy DeVos!!

February 1, 2017
Join students with disabilities, parents, and advocates to let your senators know that Betsy DeVos' support for school vouchers will undermine the rights of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ask them to vote NO to her confirmation!

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Action Alert! Preserve Health Care and Medicaid for People with Disabilities and Seniors

January 31, 2017
Call Today to Preserve Health Care and Medicaid for People with Disabilities & Seniors
The President and Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and major cuts to and restructuring of Medicaid and Medicare may not be far behind. We must let policymakers know that these changes will harm seniors and people with disabilities and may force some into institutions.

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Action Alert: Act Today to Protect Health Care!

January 9, 2017
Congressional leaders have declared that one of their first goals in the new Congress is to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) and "replace" it. While Congress has passed many bills to repeal the ACA in the past, it was clear that President Obama would veto them. But this is not the case with President–elect Donald Trump who says he will sign an ACA repeal bill.

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Raise Your Voice for the ADA and Disability Treaty!

July 22, 2013
This is the week to weigh in on the Disability Treaty. Last week we heard from the New York Times Editorial Board and Stevie Wonder. This week we’ve heard from Secretary of State John Kerry. It’s time for the community to weigh in! If you will be in Washington, DC this week, we hope you will join the US International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) at the events below on Thursday, July 25: ...

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Orrin Hatch Statement on CRPD

July 15, 2013
Yesterday afternoon Senator Hatch took to the Senate floor and unprovoked, made a long statement in opposition to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Senator Hatch claims that he supports disability rights, but actions speak louder than words. Taking to the Senate Floor to oppose the disability treaty is a clear sign that he intends to turn his back on people with disabilities both here in the U.S. and around the world.

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