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Statement from Progress Center for Independent Living on the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Statement from Progress Center for Independent Living on the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act As Progress Center for Independent Living celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 2018, we applaud the members of the disability community who advocated fearlessly to pass the law, which was…

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Register to Vote at the Arlington Heights Public Library

  The week of July 16 is the third – annual National Disability Voter Registration Week.  The week is coordinated by REV UP to increase the political power of people with disabilities while engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.  REV UP stands for Register Educate Vote!  Use your Power!  The League…

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Urge Governor Rauner to Sign Bills to Protect Immigrant Rights

The Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois is organizing a Day of Action in support of Illinois Legislation that supports keeping immigrant families together.  Access Living put together an Action Alert to make it easy to contact the Governor. Below is information from an Action Alert creating by Access Living: The Campaign for a Welcoming Illinois…

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On the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision, take action to support options in the community

On June 22, 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities is discrimination against people with disabilities. The decision was a victory for the independence and integration of people with disabilities, giving the community a tool to fight for programs and policies that give people with disabilities quality supports…

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner unveils his 2019 budget proposal

People with disabilities don’t need ‘compassion’ In his budget address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said structural reforms will enable Illinois to be “as compassionate as we want to be,” and later he said, “compassion is in the DNA of Illinois.” As a person with a disability who works with a disability organization, I think compassion is…

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Illinois Budget

Throughout last year and this year, disability advocates and disability allies were key in the effort to end the budget impasse and support community services that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes.  Though Illinois has a budget, there is still much work to do to protect the independence and rights of…

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