CPR uses legal strategies, advocacy, and policy to promote the integration and full community participation of people with disabilities and all others who are devalued in today’s society.

News

  • August 18, 2019
    In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump has called for building new institutions to involuntarily commit people with mental health disabilities and has suggested that mental illness is the primary cause of gun violence. CPR condemns these abhorrent and blatantly untrue statements. 
  • August 5, 2019
    The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a new proposed rule that would significantly weaken the current rules interpreting Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Section 1557 prohibits discrimination by health programs or facilities that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  The public can submit comments before August 13th.  It is critical that you make your voice heard opposing these rollbacks in the ACA’s discrimination protections.
  • July 23, 2019
    Last week, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act.  This federal minimum wage bill makes clear that EVERYONE deserves a fair and living wage; it would eliminate subminimum wages to people with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Let’s keep the momentum going!  Every Tuesday this summer, ask your members of Congress to support and co-sponsor the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (TCEA).
  • July 9, 2019
    After months of work and support from our participants and partners, we are excited to announce that CPR's re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website is live. We hope the site will help you learn about SDM, understand how SDM transforms lives, and inspire you to become a participant, supporter, or advocate.
  • June 27, 2019
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a new proposed rule that would significantly weaken the current rules interpreting Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Section 1557 prohibits discrimination by health programs or facilities that receive federal funds from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.