Advocacy

Topics:

Community Integration •  Criminal & Juvenile Justice  • Education  • Employment  • Health Care  • Involuntary Interventions • Legal Capacity

Featured Issue:

Employment. Get the latest on our work advancing opportunities for real work for real wages for people with disabilities, including bills expanding competitive integrated employment and ending subminimum wage for people with disabilities.  More on employment here.

Medicaid:

We know it can be hard to keep up with everything that’s happening so we created a page to give you a few quick facts and updates about the most pressing issues.

To stay up to date visit What We’re Watching and sign up for our email list.

Recent Medicaid Updates:

December 6, 2019

Exciting news about Money Follows the Person (MFP): Today Congress introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize MFP! This is the first time there has been a bill to permanently fund this important program that provides states funding to help people with disabilities move from institutions back to their communities.  YOUR advocacy for MFP over the last two years has brought us to this point. The bill still must pass the full Senate and House, and we’ll keep you updated as we continue our advocacy to fund MFP. Read more details and keep updated on MFP here.

November 26, 2019

CPR, the ACLU, and 17 other disability advocacy organizations represented by Latham & Watkins filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit opposing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) motion to stay the preliminary injunction issued by the district court last month against the public charge rule.

For more on how DHS’ public charge rule would affect people with disabilities if it were to become law, check out CPR’s new fact sheet and explainer. The latest updates on the ongoing litigation can be found here.

November 19, 2019

CPR has released new materials detailing what the public charge rule will mean for immigrants with disabilities if it goes into effect. A fact sheet reviewing the basics of the rule and its impact on people with disabilities is available here. A more in-depth explanation of the rule and the lawsuits challenging it can be found here.

For the latest updates on the litigation, click here.

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