Join national and state-level disability advocates for a webinar focused on one of the most pressing issues facing people with disabilities: Congressional effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and convert federal Medicaid funding into block grants.
Advocates based in Washington, DC will provide a report on what they are observing on Capitol Hill, and discuss what will happen next. Advocates based in various states will discuss their work to educate lawmakers and grassroots people about the importance of these healthcare programs for people with disabilities. The ADA Legacy Project’s DisBeat will provide advice on collecting personal healthcare stories from people with disabilities and how to build a guerilla marketing campaign to call attention to our issues. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 3:30-5:00 p.m. Eastern (2:30-4:00 p.m. Central; 1:30-3:00 p.m. Mountain; 12:30-2:00 p.m. Pacific; 11:30 am-1:00 p.m. Alaska; 10:30 am-12:00 Noon Hawaii)
- National speakers: Lindsay Baran, National Council on Independent Living (others TBD)
- State-level speakers: Florida, Massachusetts, Texas (invited)
- Media: The ADA Legacy Project’s DisBeat
You will not want to miss this! Those across the states interested in healthcare for people with disabilities will want to join in. We can and will galvanize disability electoral power as we head into a new Administration by being informed and empowered. Join your brothers and sisters from across the nation. [Read more…]