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Selected newsworthy articles about ASAN’s actions and statements on matters of public importance can be found here. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Releases Easy Read Toolkit on Getting Through to your Elected Officials

In February, we announced the release of our plain language toolkit, “They Work For Us: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Getting Through to your Elected Officials.” Now, we’re pleased to share our newly-created Easy Read version of this toolkit....

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ASAN Statement on Charlottesville Terror Attack

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns the terror attack which took place this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. We join other civil rights organizations in denouncing the hatred and white supremacy we saw on display, and we recognize that this tragedy is not an isolated incident, but rather the manifestation...

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When we show up, we win!

Dear friends, As last year was drawing to a close, some Members of Congress were making plans. They were going to repeal the Affordable Care Act, gut Medicaid funding, take away health insurance from millions of people, and force us back to the days when disabled people were considered...

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ACTION ALERT: It’s up to us

Yesterday, the Senate voted to open the floor for debate on the ACA repeal bill. The process they’re using moves fast—and that means the Senate will be voting on the final bill either TOMORROW OR FRIDAY. This bill has morphed and mutated multiple times over the course of the...

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ACTION ALERT: LAST CHANCE to Save Health Care

Dear friends, The Senate plans to vote THIS WEEK to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The vote could come as early as TOMORROW – even though we still don’t know which of the recently proposed bills they’ll be voting on. But we do know that all of these bills...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate we’re still watching!

The Senate is rushing their ACA repeal bill to a vote THIS MONTH. Some Senators claim that their version of the bill will be better than the version passed by the House – but they’re refusing to show it to us so we can judge for ourselves. The Senate...

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Medicaid Day of Action on June 6th

Many groups around the country have been organizing events to defend health care in America. Now, we’ve all joined forces to declare June 6th a national Day of Action to #SaveMedicaid – and we need YOU to get in on the action. Here’s how you can get involved: If...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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