October 11, 2017: Georgia Advocacy Office et al v. The State of Georgia et al
CPR filed a class action lawsuit in federal court alleging that the State of Georgia has discriminated against thousands of public school students with disabilities by providing them with a separate and unequal education. Learn more here.
September 27, 2017: Disability community defeats Congress’ attempt at devastating cuts to Medicaid!
Read the latest updates and learn more about our advocacy work to protect our Medicaid.
Event: Congressional Briefing on WIOA Advisory Committee Report – Monday, October 2, 2017
In 2014, Congress passed bicameral, bipartisan legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This legislation recognized barriers people with disabilities face securing jobs and careers and called for the convening of a committee of stakeholders to develop recommendations to mitigate and solve these challenges. CPR’s Director of Advocacy, Alison Barkoff, served on the committee.
The Advisory Committee issued its final report on September 15th, 2016, and provides a consensus vision and roadmap for significantly increasing employment and disrupting poverty in job seekers with disabilities. The briefing on October 2nd will review the key findings of the Advisory Committee and recommend legislative remedies for Congress to consider.
August 15, 2017: Statement from the Center for Public Representation on the events in Charlottesville
The Center for Public Representation condemns the hateful racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville. People with disabilities have experienced hate and violence on the basis of their race, religion, sexual orientation, as well as because of their disabilities, from groups like the white nationalists and neo-Nazis involved in the attacks over the weekend. As an organization that advocates for equality and inclusion, CPR stands in solidarity with all who oppose hatred, discrimination and violence in any form.