Across the country, there are efforts happening on the local, state, and Federal level to protect people with disabilities amidst the Covid-19 Health Pandemic and to secure resources for people with disabilities.
Some groups are organizing under the #Weareessential hashtag.

Weeks of Action:

This was developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities —

Congress is on recess until April 20and when they return they will be working on drafting the next COVID-19 relief package. The number of ways that COVID 19 impacts our lives is overwhelming. To help focus our advocacy, consider focusing your social media outreach around 4 priority areas that desperately need to be addressed in the next bill.

04/13: Paid leave for caregivers. As more people with disabilities lose their usual sources of care, family caregivers are scrambling and need access to paid leave and sick days to help their loved ones. Congress should include all family caregivers in the emergency paid leave provisions.

04/20: Making Sure people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to access Recovery RebatesPeople with disabilities on SSI are being asked to file needless paperwork in order to access economic stimulus payments. Congress should tell Federal agencies to use their existing authority to share data and file for people on SSI

04/27: Access to personal medications and supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for direct support professionals and for people with disabilities.These are critical needs to keep people with disabilities safe and healthy, and protect the health and safety of this workforce.

Below is a list of advocacy resources that has been developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities.