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Take Action! Tell Your Rep to Vote NO on House Budget Resolution

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This week — probably Thursday, October 5th — the House of Representatives is expected to take up the Budget Resolution approved by the House Budget Committee. They’re doing it to fast-track trillions of dollars in tax cuts that will overwhelmingly go to the wealthy and corporations. The budget pays for these tax cuts by cutting $5.7 trillion over ten years from… read more

The Fight for Medicaid is Not Over!

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Last week, Congress officially left the Nation’s Capital for August recess. As we celebrate the Senate’s failure to pass the Medicaid repeal, we must remind ourselves that the fight is not over. A new healthcare bill could re-emerge, so August is a critical time for advocacy in your state. Below are some ways you can… read more

Take Action | Prevent Gutting of Affordable Care Act and Medicaid

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The Energy and Commerce Committee has just released new legislation for the repealing and replacing of the Affordable Care Act, including cut-backs on Medicaid. Some language within this legislation reads, “Responsibly unwinds Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion” which will be done through, “grandfathering in current enrollees” in a span of two years. Along with this, per-capita allotments (or… read more

Congress Passes Zika Funding, But More Effort Is Still Required

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After more than eight months of debate and political posturing, on September 28th Congress finally passed a bill that will help fund anti-Zika efforts in the United States and its territories. Although it appropriates only $1.1 billion of the $1.9 billion originally requested by President Obama, it does allow some of the money to be… read more

Don’t Let Partisan Politics Interfere With Zika Funding

A picture of Aedes Albopictus, a species of mosquito that carries Zika. It is black with white tiger stripes. It is perched on a person's skin poised to suck blood.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, a major threat to public health, has spread to the continental U.S. It is important that our government acts quickly to combat the disease, as it is linked to numerous clinical mannifestations, specifically microcephaly (resulting in a smaller-than-average head and potential developmental delays), but also retinal damage, seizures, joint problems and… read more

Take Action to Save the ADA!

Oppose H.R. 3765, The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015 The ADA is once again under attack by another “Notification” bill. The House Judiciary Committee passed this bill 15 – 9, which puts up major barriers to people enforcing ADA rights. It is important for all members of Congress to hear from people with… read more

Take Action! Oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015

The ADA is once again under attack and it is important for all members of Congress to hear from people with disabilities that weakening the ADA is unacceptable!​ ​H.R. 3765, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2015, would eliminate the responsibility of businesses to know their obligations under the ADA and place the burden… read more