Main Content

Author Archives: Ianthe Dempsey

ASAN Praises Introduction of Raise the Wage Act

Today the Raise the Wage Act was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. This bill would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, require fair pay for tipped workers, and end the discriminatory practice of legally paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage....

Read More »

ACTION ALERT: Your Members of Congress are coming home – make sure they hear from you!

Right now, the Senate is in session in Washington, DC, working to take health care away from millions of Americans. But next week, your Members of Congress will be back in their home states and districts, holding town halls and office appointments with constituents. This is the perfect time...

Read More »

ASAN Statement On Presidential Budget

ASAN strongly condemns the deep cuts that the President’s proposed budget would make to Medicaid, Social Security, and other critical programs for people with disabilities. The President’s proposal would deprive countless Americans with disabilities of critical health care and community-based supports. It would jeopardize our very lives and result...

Read More »

Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. The Community Engagement Coordinator works closely with the ASAN Director of Operations and other staff to manage ASAN’s social media presence, build ASAN’s membership, engage and mobilize the self-advocate community, and relay information about ASAN’s work...

Read More »

#ProtectOurCare Postcard Center

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to get involved in our fight to defend health care. Your advocacy has been amazing – you’ve called your Members of Congress, attended town halls, and taken to social media to stand up for your right to access health care....

Read More »

ACTION ALERT: It’s Not Over Yet

This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the ACA repeal bill. ASAN’s statement on the bill is here, but the short version is that this final version is a disaster for people with disabilities. If passed by the Senate, this bill will: Leave 24 million people without health insurance...

Read More »

ASAN Condemns House Vote on American Health Care Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns today’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The AHCA, if passed by the Senate, would slash Medicaid supports for Autistic adults and others with disabilities. It would also make health insurance unaffordable for millions...

Read More »

CALLS NEEDED – Congress votes on ACA repeal TODAY!

Congress is rushing the ACA repeal bill to a vote TODAY. Some last-minute changes have gotten them closer to having the votes they need to pass this devastating bill. Congress knows that what this bill does is wrong–and they want to pass it anyway. But they’re scared of you,...

Read More »

Check out our new plain language guide to Medicaid!

Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to...

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Check out our new plain language guide to Medicaid!

ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care!

Just a month after declaring that the Affordable Care Act will remain “the law of the land,” Congress is taking another swing at destroying Medicaid and taking away your health care. Their new version of the repeal bill is worse than ever, and they’re rushing it through the House...

Read More »

More information