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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.

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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#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....

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ACTION ALERT: Your Members of Congress are home – tell them what you think!

In the next two weeks, you have a chance to make a difference for the disability community. Your Members of Congress are back in their home states and districts until next Friday, April 21st. This is a crucial time to remind them that the disability community is still watching....

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ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the President’s regressive World Autism Awareness Day proclamation, and the announcement that the White House will be participating in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign. After a decade of progress in which public conversations about autism have increasingly shifted away from...

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VICTORY: Advocates Save the ACA

Today, the House of Representatives pulled the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaker Paul Ryan just said publicly that the ACA “is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” This is a huge victory for disabled people and for everyone who...

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VOTE POSTPONED – there’s still time to save the ACA and Medicaid

All week, the House of Representatives had planned to vote on ACA repeal today–and thanks to your advocacy, the vote has been postponed. We don’t know if the vote will be postponed until tomorrow or until next week. But we do know that the politicians working to repeal the...

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ACTION ALERT: We know what’s at stake in ACA repeal – tell Congress to vote NO!

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office released their report on what would happen if the Affordable Care Act repeal bill passes – and it’s horrifying. Under the proposed plan, 14 million people will lose their health insurance by next year. Over the next 10 years, that number grows to...

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ASAN Releases New Toolkit on Getting Through to Your Elected Officials

Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups. This new wave of political advocacy is incredible....

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Check out ASAN’s new ACA toolkit!

ASAN is proud to announce the release of our plain language Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates, the first in a series of accessible policy and advocacy resources that ASAN will release this year. These resources will equip self-advocates to participate in important conversations about our lives and the...

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Your ACA advocacy is working – keep it up!

Dear friends, A few weeks ago, the Senate took the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. Since then, you’ve mobilized to defend our health care, calling Senate Committees and asking them not to repeal the ACA without a replacement plan in place – and it’s working. After...

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