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Congress Is Back – Help Protect Our Rights.

35th Anniversary Logo: NCIL – National Council on Independent Living. Celebrating 35 Years of Advocacy. Graphic features party candles.Congress has returned from recess and it’s time for us to gear up for another round of the fight. We may have defeated the healthcare bill, but Medicaid is still in danger. The proposed budget would cut $610 billion from Medicaid and $72 billion from Social Security disability programs. Without the crucial income and healthcare stability provided by Medicaid and Social Security, many people with disabilities would be forced into institutions or even face death.

Currently, NCIL is one of the only disability rights organizations doing advocacy on a national scale. But we can’t do it alone.

Will you give to NCIL to make sure we can continue fighting for community living?

We can’t lose the momentum we had over the summer. With your help, we can tell Congress to keep their hands off Social Security and Medicaid.

Donate now – your contribution is tax deductible!

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