Action Alerts: Take Action Now

Take Action Now on Access Living’s latest advocacy campaign.

Access Living’s Advocacy Department, Independent Living Department and Legal Department collaborate together to create real options and freedom for self–determination for people with all kinds of disabilities. Our work creates systemic and community opportunities to protect and exercise our human rights.

Support advocacy initiatives of Access Living and the Disability Community. Lend your voice and effort to initiatives that will support choice and independence for people with disabilities.

Listed below is a catalogue of Access Living Action Alerts.
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Support is needed to pass an amendment to the Cook Country Human Rights Ordinance

Tomorrow, the Cook County Board will vote on an amendment to the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance. This amendment will extend protections to people who hold housing vouchers. Your support is needed to ensure the amendment passes.

Oppose HR 273. Close Murray Developmental Center

Advocates are rallying to oppose HR 273, a House Resolution drafted to stop the closure of a state institution. Everyone is urged to oppose 273 and support the independence and empowerment of people with disabilities

The Springfield Connection-- Take Action

On April 17, Access Living returned to Springfield. This time, 22 advocates traveled to the State Capitol to meet with legislators to advocate for legislation and programs that support people with disabilities and seniors living in their own homes in the community.

Fight for State Funded Disability Programs!

Throughout the Spring Legislative Session, Access Living will call on advocates to contact state politicians and urge their support for programs that empower the independence and self determination of people with disabilities. This blog piece calls for support of the Home Services Program, the Community Care Program, Centers for Independent Living, and the Community Reintegration Program

Take Action for Wheelchair Repairs and Equipment in Illinois

Action alert around Illinois Legislation to protect people with disabilities who receive Medicaid and who use wheelchairs

Immediate action needed to fight for hearing aid insurance!

House Bill 1231 will be heard in the Illinois House Insurance Committee at 3 pm in Springfield on Wednesday, February 20 in Capitol Room 114.

Advocacy -- Take Action Now

Fight for Independence

Support advocacy initiatives of Access Living and the Disability Community.

Action Alert -- call now to build support for #CRPD

Monday, December 3 is the International Day of People with Disabilities. This is the last full day to contact Senators to build support for the treaty on the rights of people with disabilities

Action Alert -- Protect Olmstead. Contact Governor Gregoire today!

Today, October 22, Washington State Governor Gregoire will announce if she is appealing to the Supreme Court MR v. Dreyfus. Contact her office this morning. Urge her not to appeal.

Action Alert -- Act Now to Support Olmstead

Washington State Governor posses a threat to 1999 Supreme Court Olmstead Decision. Contact her office today. Send the message to support choice and independence for people with disabilities.

Action Alert! - Push for Closure of Jacksonville and Mabley Developmental Centers

On October 27 in the morning, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) will vote on whether to close the Mabley and Jacksonville Centers for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Action Alert!- Contact Illinois legislators and Governor

Stop cuts to services that support people with disabilities

Many legislators are still working to understand why we are fight so hard against budget cuts to services for people with disabilities. This week, your legislators are working from their home offices. Please give them a call and ask them to stop budget cuts to services that support people with disabilities.
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