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ASAN, DREDF File Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Reproductive Health Case

This brief is available as a PDF here. On Monday, ASAN and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) filed an amicus brief in a Supreme Court case about reproductive choice. An amicus brief is a way for people who aren’t participating in a lawsuit to tell a...

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Action August

This month is Action August! There are so many important issues you can take action on this month, and best of all—you don’t have to make a single phone call! Read on to learn about all of the opportunities for advocacy during Action August. #StopTheShock All of us were...

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Action Alert: grassroots efforts to #StopTheShock

All of us were stunned and outraged when earlier this month, a federal appeals court overturned the FDA’s ban on electric shock devices used at the Judge Rotenberg Center. As long as the residents of the JRC, most of whom are disabled people of color, are in danger, our...

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Tell Congress to support real work for real pay!

People with disabilities deserve real work for real pay. Here’s how YOU can take action to make that happen:...

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Action Alert: HCBS at risk — call and email NOW to save critical community services!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been calling on our Senators to protect the disability community and pass a COVID-19 relief bill that includes emergency funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS). Now, we are hearing that the upcoming Senate bill will not include funding for HCBS. This is...

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Action Alert: Disability Policy Call-ins on COVID Relief and Police Violence

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are still struggling to build a world in which all people with disabilities can live safely and freely in our communities. Some of our community members are facing dangerous losses to their home- and community-based services, leaving...

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Action Alert: Tell your Senators to support emergency funding for HCBS!

UPDATE: Call-ins are temporarily cancelled and will resume shortly. Coping with a global pandemic is hard enough without losing access to the services that keep us independent and in the community. Some of our community members are facing dangerous losses to their home- and community-based services. These are vital...

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ACTION ALERT—Congress: Include People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Relief!

As disability right advocates, you’ve made countless calls to your elected officials. You know how to make your voice heard. Now, we need you to do something different: use email and social media to tell your members of congress, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Kevin McCarthy that...

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? Join the National Call-In Day for Permanent MFP Reauthorization! ?

More people with disabilities are living in our communities than ever before – but many people who want access to their communities remain trapped in institutions. Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally funded program that has helped over 91,000 people with disabilities move out of institutions and...

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Integrated employment is in the spotlight NEXT WEEK!

This summer, you put in the work to pass the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act. Thanks to your advocacy, we’ve seen new cosponsors signing on to TCEA throughout the summer and fall, and we’re excited to let you know about more progress in our fight for fair pay. This...

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