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Reflecting on This Week’s (week of September 25) Healthcare Fight: An ADAPT Perspective

Note from Access Living’s Director of Advocacy about Fall National Adapt Action

ACLU, Community Groups File Lawsuit to Ensure Court Oversight of Reform for the Chicago Police Department

Suit targets CPD’s use of force on people with disabilities, includes engagement
with Black and Latino Chicagoans

ACLU, Community Groups File Lawsuit to Ensure Court Oversight of Reform for the Chicago Police Department
Suit targets CPD’s use of force on people with disabilities, includes engagement
with Black and Latino Chicagoans


Urgent: Call Congressman Rush to Save Home and Community Based Services!

Congressional alert! Despite all our work over the last nine months to save Medicaid, we are facing a new attack on Medicaid home and community based services.

How to Talk About Las Vegas

Here is a message from Amber Smock, Access Living’s Director of Advocacy. The message responds to the horrible shooting and the tragic deaths in Las Vegas.

Oppostion to Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill Grows; Keep up the Pressure

update from Access Living about healthcare advocacy and Graham-Cassidy Bill

URGENT: Fight for Healthcare in Congress Intensifies

Action Alert on Graham-Cassidy Bill

Here is an update and Action Alert from Amber Smock, Access Living’s Director of Advocacy, about the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill and the devastating impact the bill would have on Medicaid, community services, and independence.

Access Living releases analysis of CPS FY 2018 Budget

Analysis FY 18 CPS Budget

Statement from Access Living in response to legal ruling

Ruling marks an opportunity to eliminate threats to Home Services Program

Statement from Access Living about Administrative Law Judge Ruling on Illinois Overtime Policy

Access Living condemns decision to discontinue DACA

Access Living Statement in response to White House decision to rescind DACA

Passage of Trust Act a victory for immigrants with disabilities

Access Living Statement on passage of the Trust Act

Hurricane Harvey and people with disabilities

Information about Hurricane Harvey and ways to support people with disabilities impacted by the storm

Statement of Access Living in Response to White Supremacist Events in Charlottesville, VA

Statement of Access Living in Response to White Supremacist Events in Charlottesville, VA
2017-August 11-Power to the People -Tierra

Spotlight on Tierra Finley, Community Organizing Intern with Access Living

Story by Alexa Dean, Public Relations Intern

Profile piece about Tierra Finley, a VISTA intern with Access Living’s Community Organizing Department

On anniversary of ADA, Senate vote threatens independence of disabled

Message from Access Living about healthcare and the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Access Living statement on the Status of Congressional Healthcare Reform

Access Living Statement on status of healthcare and ACA Repeal

What the new healthcare bill means and how it will hurt people with disabilities

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A summary of the impact the Senate Healthcare Bill will have on people with disabilities

Senate Healthcare Bill Revised; Continues to Rely on Attacking Medicaid

Note from Director of Advocacy Amber Smock about release of new version of Senate Health Care Bill
Jennifer Matthews

Community Supports Coordinator helps build independence for people with disabilities

Story by Chloe Konicki

Profile of Access Living employee Jennifer Matthews, a Community Supports Coordinator in the Independent Living Department.

Disability led action against healthcare bill around the country

National ADAPT organizes week of actions

A note from Access Living’s Director of Advocacy about health care advocacy and the work of Chicago ADAPT.

ACTION ALERT: Historic Disability Protest; Stop the Senate Healthcare Bill

A note from Amber Smock, Access Living’s Director of Advocacy, about the Health Care legislation introduced by Senate Leadership on June 22.
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