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Ask Senator Klobuchar to Sponsor the Disability Integration Act!

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is the only Democratic 2020 Candidate not listed as a co-sponsor of the Disability Integration Act (DIA)! We want her to sign on today.

On Monday, February 18, 2019 CNN will host at Town Hall with candidate Senator Klobuchar and we want you to contact her via social media to tell her to co-sponsor the DIA today!

Her messaging is: “You won’t be ignored this time” and that’s exactly right. Let’s tell Senator Klobuchar that she will not ignore the disability community and she will sponsor DIA (S. 117) today!

CNN Town Hall with Candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

  • Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 p.m.
  • Channel: CNN

Twitter Handles to follow during the Town Hall:

  • @CNN
  • @donlemon – The host
  • @amyklobuchar

Hashtags:

  • #DIA
  • #DIAToday

Sample Tweets

Tweet Town Hall host Don Lemon. Ask him to ask Senator Klobuchar about the DIA:

Tweet Senator Klobuchar:

  • @amyklobuchar Please cosponsor the #DIA (S. 117) Today! You are the only 2020 candidate not a cosponsor of #DIAToday. www.disabilityintegrationact.org
  • @amyklobuchar Please don’t ignore the #disabled! We must be a part of your campaign outreach and we want you to cosponsor the #DIAToday. Don’t be the only candidate not cosponsoring S.117 www.disabilityintegrationact.org

Background Information

The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is a civil rights, bipartisan and bicameral legislation that ensures people with disabilities have a right to live and receive services in their own homes. The DIA further secures our Constitutionally-protected right to liberty by preventing disabled people from being forced into costly institutional settings by unnecessary government regulations. The DIA (S. 117 and H.R. 555 in the 116th Congress), introduced on January 15th in honor of the 90th birthday of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Senators Charles Schumer, Minority Leader (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) in the Senate and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) in the House, creates a comprehensive solution, assuring the full integration of disabled people.

For more information on DIA, visit: www.disabilityintegrationact.org.

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Comments

  1. Joseph berry says:

    Please authorize the disability integration act, because many disabled people would suffer and go without services in their home.

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