ADAPT Actions: Action Alert; etc.. :)

ADAPT Actions: Action Alert; etc..   🙂
This Action, on Change.org, the url    🙂
ADAPT Acts   🙂
 
Fw: Action Alert
You could write to Dawn Russell
dawn@atlantiscommunityinc.com or Mike Oxford tilrc@tilc.org  for a copy of
the letter.
Stephanie
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To:  ADAPT    From:  Mike O and Dawn
Subject:  Advocacy Alert / Act Now!
We are now, in a fight for our lives, to include the Community Choice Act
(CCA) in health reform. We are working to have CCA added to health reform,
as a demonstration project.  What this means is CCA, the whole bill
including the mandatory benefits, would happen in around 5 states.  This
would allow us to test the bill and provide concrete answers to the
questions and issues we keep running into such as run-away costs and
cross-disability services.
We must create a nationwide tidal wave to get CCA added as a demonstration
project. The ADAPT army and other disability activists and advocates can
lead the way to get this done, if we massively act now.
Our best chance to get this win is to get the House to add the CCA
demonstration added to the House health bill.  Danny Davis office has been
very helpful. Thanks everyone for your hard work. Here is what we need to
do:
1.  Call YOUR Representative and ask that they support including a CCA
demonstration project to the House health reform bill.  Also, if any of the
Democratic Energy and Commerce Committee members are from your state,
contact them, too! The demonstration would be for CCA as a whole in around
five states. The purpose of the demonstration would be to test the
assumptions of the bill including that it would be cost effective, that the
new cross-disability, cross-age services would work well, etc.
Your Representatives and the Committee members from your state, should
contact House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, and let
him know that they support adding CCA to the House Health Reform bill.  If
YOUR Representative is a member of one of these committees, below (Energy
and Commerce or Ways and Means) then it is incredibly important that they do
this!
2.  Ask your Representative, especially if they are on one of these
committees, to sign the attached letter being circulated by Danny Davis.
—– Original Message —–
From: "ksiek" <ksiek@tilrc.org>
To: "’ADAPT’" <stephanie.adapt@sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: Action Alert
> Howdy, Steph-
> It’s me again. On reading the Alert more closely I see that it says the
> membership of the Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Cmts are listed
> below,
> but they ain’t, so here tey are if you want to sent that info to folks.
> Kevin
>
> Energy & Commerce Cmt
>
> Democrats
> Henry A. Waxman, CA, Chair
> John D. Dingell, MI, Chair Emeritus
> Edward J. Markey, MA
> Rick Boucher, VA
> Frank Pallone, Jr., NJ
> Bart Gordon, TN
> Bobby L. Rush, IL
> Anna G. Eshoo, CA
> Bart Stupak, MI
> Eliot L. Engel, NY
> Gene Green, TX
> Diana DeGette, CO
> Lois Capps, CA
> Mike Doyle, PA
> Jane Harman, CA
> Jan Schakowsky, IL
> Charles A. Gonzalez, TX
> Jay Inslee, WA
> Tammy Baldwin, WI
> Mike Ross, AR
> Anthony D. Weiner, NY
> Jim Matheson, UT
> G.K. Butterfield, NC
> Charlie Melancon, LA
> John Barrow, GA
> Baron P. Hill, IN
> Doris O. Matsui, CA
> Donna M. Christensen, VI
> Kathy Castor, FL
> John P. Sarbanes, MD
> Christopher S. Murphy, CT
> Zachary T. Space, OH
> Jerry McNerney, CA
> Betty Sutton, OH
> Bruce L. Braley, IA
> Peter Welch, VT
>
> Republicans
> Joe Barton, TX, Ranking Member
> Ralph M. Hall, TX
> Fred Upton, MI
> Cliff Stearns, FL
> Nathan Deal, GA
> Ed Whitfield, KY
> John Shimkus, IL
> John B. Shadegg, AZ
> Roy Blunt, MO
> Steve Buyer, IN
> George Radanovich, CA
> Joseph R. Pitts, PA
> Mary Bono Mack, CA
> Greg Walden, OR
> Lee Terry, NE
> Mike Rogers, MI
> Sue Wilkins Myrick, NC
> John Sullivan, OK
> Tim Murphy, PA
> Michael C. Burgess, TX
> Marsha Blackburn, TN
> Phil Gingrey, GA
> Steve Scalise, LA
>
> Ways & Means Cmt
>
> Democrats
> Charles B. Rangel, NY Chairman
> Fortney Pete Stark, CA
> Sander M. Levin, MI
> Jim McDermott, WA
> John Lewis, GA
> Richard E. Neal, MA
> John S. Tanner, TN
> Xavier Becerra, CA
> Lloyd Doggett, TX
> Earl Pomeroy, ND
> Mike Thompson, CA
> John B. Larson, CT
> Earl Blumenauer, OR
> Ron Kind, WI
> Bill PascrellJr. , NJ
> Shelley Berkley, NV
> Joseph Crowley, NY
> Chris Van Hollen, MD
> Kendrick Meek, FL
> Allyson Y. Schwartz, PA
> Artur Davis, AL
> Danny K. Davis, IL
> Bob Etheridge, NC
> Linda T. Sanchez, CA
> Brian Higgins, NY
> John A. Yarmuth, KY
>
> Republicans
> Dave Camp, MI
> Wally Herger, CA
> Sam Johnson, TX
> Kevin Brady, TX
> Paul Ryan, WI
> Eric Cantor, VA
> John Linder, GA
> Devin Nunes, CA
> Pat Tiberi, OH
> Ginny Brown-Waite, FL
> Geoff Davis, KY
> Dave G. Reichert, WA
> Charles W. BoustanyJr. , LA
> Dean Heller, NV
> Peter J. Roskam, IL
>
> —–Original Message—–
> From: owner-commchoice-list@adapt.org
> [mailto:owner-commchoice-list@adapt.org] On Behalf Of ADAPT
> Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:59 PM
> To: commchoice-list
> Subject: Action Alert
>
To:  ADAPT    From:  Mike O and Dawn
Subject:  Advocacy Alert / Act Now!
>
> We are now, in a fight for our lives, to include the Community Choice Act
> (CCA) in health reform. We are working to have CCA added to health reform,
> as a demonstration project.  What this means is CCA, the whole bill
> including the mandatory benefits, would happen in around 5 states.  This
> would allow us to test the bill and provide concrete answers to the
> questions and issues we keep running into such as run-away costs and
> cross-disability services.
>
> We must create a nationwide tidal wave to get CCA added as a demonstration
> project. The ADAPT army and other disability activists and advocates can
> lead the way to get this done, if we massively act now.
>
>
> Our best chance to get this win is to get the House to add the CCA
> demonstration added to the House health bill.  Danny Davis office has been
> very helpful. Thanks everyone for your hard work. Here is what we need to
> do:
>
> 1.  Call YOUR Representative and ask that they support including a CCA
> demonstration project to the House health reform bill.  Also, if any of
> the
> Democratic Energy and Commerce Committee members are from your state,
> contact them, too! The demonstration would be for CCA as a whole in around
> five states. The purpose of the demonstration would be to test the
> assumptions of the bill including that it would be cost effective, that
> the
> new cross-disability, cross-age services would work well, etc.
>
> Your Representatives and the Committee members from your state, should
> contact House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, and let
> him know that they support adding CCA to the House Health Reform bill.  If
> YOUR Representative is a member of one of these committees, below (Energy
> and Commerce or Ways and Means) then it is incredibly important that they
> do
> this!
> 2.  Ask your Representative, especially if they are on one of these
> committees, to sign the attached letter being circulated by Danny Davis.
 
One more thought for the 10th Anniv. of Olmstead
The Year of Community Living, though including some good pieces from HUD, will
begin with zero commitment to ending the institutional bias for people with
disabilities from both Congress and the Obama Administration – even 10 years
after the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision.
Don’t mourn organize
 
HUD’s press release on the Housing Vouchers, seeking your input   🙂
This pledge, on Change.org, the url    🙂
housing assist   🙂
News Release
HUD No. 09-095
Donna White
(202) 708-0685
www.hud.gov/news/For Release
Monday
June 22, 2009
HUD TO OFFER HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO 4,000 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
Agency seeking comment on how to allocate vouchers to support independent living
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today joined President Obama’s commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision by announcing that it will offer rental assistance to 4,000 non-elderly families with disabilities, including 1,000 vouchers specifically targeted to those transitioning out of nursing homes and other care facilities. Through its funding notice, HUD is seeking comment from public housing authorities and others to ensure this critically needed assistance is distributed and administered in the most effective manner possible.
Today’s announcement coincides with the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. & E.W. which affirmed the rights of individuals with disabilities to live independently. To commemorate this landmark decision, President Obama declared 2009 the Year of Community Living.
"As individuals with disabilities leave institutional care, it is essential that they have housing options that will allow them to live independently," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. "As we prepare to launch this initiative, we also want to make certain that we get input from local housing experts, disability rights advocates and others who can help us target this assistance to those who need it most. We also recognize how important it is for HUD and HHS to coordinate our resources to enable community-living for those individuals that live with disabilities."
HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will make $30 million in voucher assistance available to support approximately 4,000 Housing Choice Vouchers for non-elderly disabled families. HUD is making a 1,000 of those vouchers available specifically for individuals transitioning out of nursing homes and other institutions. These vouchers directly support a $1.75 billion initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help persons who reside in health care settings move to community-based living. While HHS’ Money Follows the Person (MFP) program offers health care, case management and other services to qualified families, it does not include funding for housing. HUD’s funding initiative is designed to fill that gap.
The remaining 3,000 Housing Choice Vouchers are available to assist any non-elderly disabled family. The Department is encouraging local housing authorities to give strong consideration to using some or all of these vouchers to provide housing for those non-elderly persons that are living in the community, but are at-risk for institutionalization.
 
NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST – Adapt Community Choice Act List
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President Obama’s Administration starts Year of Community Living, a Decade After Supreme Court Olmstead decision
Initiative will include:
* Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will make 1,000 housing
vouchers available for individuals with disabilities transitioning from
institutions to the community targeting States operating Money Follows the
Person Demonstration programs.
* HUD will award an additional 3,000 housing vouchers to serve non-elderly
people with disabilities and encourage Public Housing Authorities to form
working relationships with state Medicaid agencies interested in addressing
community living needs of beneficiaries.
* Also expansion of ADRCs,
* formation of a HHS Coordinating Council to coordinate the department’s "Year
of Community Living" Initiative to be led by the Office on Disability,
MORE DETAILS BELOW:
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HHS Announces Initiatives in Support of the "Year of Community Living"
Goal is to create Aging and Disability Resource Centers in every State
In support of President Obama’s proclamation of the "Year of Community
Living," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a funding opportunity
that will make it easier for older people, younger adults, and their families
to learn about and access health and long-term care options through Aging and
Disability Resource Center Programs (ADRCs).  ADRCs provide "one-stop shop"
sources of information, one-on-one counseling, and streamlined access to
programs and services that can enable people to remain in their own homes and
communities.
This funding opportunity will expand ADRCs across the country.  ADRCs are a
collaborative effort of the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Since 2003 AoA and CMS have jointly
funded ADRC pilot programs in 45 states and territories. The new funding will
build on and expand the existing pilots and ensure that every state can offer
this program and its services to their citizens.
"Engaged and empowered consumers are an essential element of health and
long-term care reform, and ADRCs are integral to making this happen,"
Secretary Sebelius said. "This program will help consumers and their families,
and it can save taxpayer dollars.  If people have options, they will be able
to find the most appropriate and often lower-cost health-related and social
services that support individuals to allow them to lead meaningful lives in
their homes and communities."
The Administration’s "Year of Community Living" was launched today to mark the
10th year anniversary of the Supreme Court Olmstead v. L.C. decision.  This
landmark ruling supported community living options for people with
disabilities to ensure there is no discrimination under the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
Secretary Sebelius also announced today the formation of a HHS Coordinating
Council to coordinate the department’s "Year of Community Living" Initiative.
The Coordinating Council, led by the Office on Disability, will be a working
partnership among AoA, CMS, the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration.
"The Year of Community Living gives all of us at HHS an opportunity to better
serve those individuals who need ongoing services and support programs like
those provided by AoA, CMS and other HHS agencies," said Henry Claypool,
director of the HHS Office on Disability.  "We look forward to working closely
with everyone who will be helping us improve community living arrangements for
Americans living with disabilities."
ADRCs are designed to reduce the confusion and frustration consumers and their
families often experience when trying to find needed information, services,
and support. ADRCs serve as visible and trusted sources of information and
assistance on the full range of public and private options that are available
so people can make informed decisions about their long term support. ADRCs
serve as convenient entry points for all publicly supported long term-care
programs and support services.
States applying for ADRC grants must involve a variety of agencies,
organizations and consumers representing seniors and people with physical,
developmental and mental health disabilities in the design and implementation
of their ADRC programs.  ADRCs also partner with State Health Insurance
Counseling Programs to help people with their Medicare benefits
"This opportunity promotes the shared vision of AoA and CMS on how ADRCs can
help facilitate an integrated services delivery system to better support older
adults, caregivers and those with disabilities who want to remain independent
in their communities," said Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging Edwin L.
Walker.
The funding availability includes two opportunities:
  a.. AoA-funding opportunity for ADRC development or expansion in up to 50
states over a three-year period.  The maximum award for the ADRC opportunity
will be $600,000; total funds available are $10 million.
  b.. CMS-award opportunity to programs in California, Hawaii, Maryland and
North Carolina to strengthen ADRC partnerships with hospitals so that more
people who are being discharged and  need post-acute care receive that care at
home rather than in a nursing home facility. The award amount per state is
$1,167,000.
"These funding opportunities promote effective long-term service systems that
make the right services available in appropriate settings when the individual
needs them," said Cindy Mann, director, Centers for Medicaid and State
Operations.  "CMS is also inviting comments on proposed changes to current
regulations giving states greater flexibility to serve people based on their
individual needs rather than on their diagnosis."
As part of the "Year of Community Living," CMS today issued an Advanced Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking (ANRPM) to solicit input about possible ways to improve
current regulations by removing Federal barriers that stand in the way of
states’ ability to design needs-based, person-centered home and
community-based waiver programs. This notice also aims to solicit comments on
providing additional clarity around the characteristics of home and
community-based settings.  The ANPRM can be found at
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-14559.pdf.
The closing date for the ADRC applications to AoA is Monday, Aug. 3, 2009.
The deadline for submission of a letter of intent is Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
Letters should be submitted to Joseph Lugo by e-mail: joseph.lugo@aoa.hhs.gov.
For more information about AoA and CMS regarding these efforts, visit
www.aoa.gov or http://www.cms.hhs.gov/RealChoice/01_Overview.asp#TopOfPage
ADRC information can also be found at www.adrc-tae.org.
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Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the 10th Anniversary of the
U.S. Supreme Court Decision Olmstead v. L.C.
HHS joins President Obama in commemorating a significant anniversary in the
civil rights movement for persons with disabilities.  Ten years ago today, the
United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C.
recognizing that "unjustified institutional isolation of persons with
disabilities is a form of discrimination" under the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
To underscore the importance of the Olmstead decision and continue to affirm
our commitment to addressing isolation and discrimination against people with
disabilities that still exists today, President Obama has designated this as a
"Year of Community Living." I recognize that to put an end to injustice and
carry the directive of the Olmstead decision into all programs of the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we must create new
partnerships.  And so, today, we invite all of our public and private partners
— other federal agencies, states, consumers, advocates, providers and others
to join us in embracing the Supreme Court’s vision of equal opportunity and an
end to unjustified institutionalization for people with disabilities and
chronic illnesses and older Americans.
To begin this "Year of Community Living," agencies within my department will
undertake the task of aggressively addressing barriers that prevent some
Americans with disabilities from enjoying a meaningful life as part of their
community.  I have asked the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office for Civil Rights, the Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration to form a HHS Coordinating Council,
which will be led by the Office on Disability. These agencies, with the
support of the department, will work together to put in place solutions that
address barriers to community living for individuals with disabilities and to
give people more control over their lives and the supports they need.
As a first step, CMS will engage the public in making meaningful regulatory
reforms to the home and community-based waiver program.  An "Advanced Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking" was published in the Federal Register today inviting
public input on proposed changes to current regulations giving states greater
flexibility to serve people based on their individual needs rather than on
diagnosis.
In addition, CMS and AoA are making grant funds available to states to
strengthen and expand HHS’ Aging and Disability Resource Center Programs
(ADRCs).  Under this Initiative, I am encouraging collaboration by requiring
that ADRCs partner with all state agencies involved in serving populations
with disabilities, as well as the Centers for Independent Living.  The Centers
for Independent Living have an important role to play at the community level
in promoting independent living skills throughout ADRCs.
HHS’ Community Living Initiative will include partnerships with other federal
agencies and the public.  As the President announced earlier today, the
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will make 1,000 housing
vouchers available for individuals with disabilities transitioning from
institutions to the community targeting States operating Money Follows the
Person Demonstration programs.  HUD will award an additional 3,000 housing
vouchers to serve non-elderly people with disabilities and encourage Public
Housing Authorities to form working relationships with state Medicaid agencies
interested in addressing community living needs of beneficiaries.  While this
is a good start, this announcement is only the beginning of the collaboration
between the HHS and HUD during the "Year of Community Living."
The HHS Office for Civil Rights is enhancing its partnership with the
Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to ensure vigorous enforcement
of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision.  This
partnership will maximize the effectiveness of federal leadership in promoting
the civil right of community living and setting forth the Administration’s
position in federal courts.
To carry out the President’s commitment to open government, we are committed
to giving Americans opportunities to participate in policymaking to provide
the benefit of collective expertise and information.  In keeping with this
mandate, we will reach out to the public as partners in our Community Living
Initiative. Throughout this "Year of Community Living," HHS will hold
listening sessions giving stakeholders an opportunity to come together for a
common purpose: overcoming barriers to community-based living for people with
disabilities and the elderly. These forums will help us craft the agenda to
improve federal programs and better support the efforts of state and local
government.
We look forward to this new era of partnership, innovation and commitment to
the Olmstead decision.  We are deeply committed to taking bold new steps —
during this "Year of Community Living" and into the future.
 
More Additions CCA (HR 1670 /S 683) Co Sponsors By State! As of 6-18-09
2 more House co-sponsors for the Community Choice Act, CCA (HR 1670 & S 683)
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] – 6/16/2009
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] – 6/17/2009
Let’s keep them coming!
Arkansas, Guam, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisanna, Nebreska,  Nevada, New Mexico,
North Carelina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Puerta Rico and South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming are all
states and territories with NO co-sponsors so far.
The next Congressional break is coming up soon.  You can visit them at home!
>>
>> **************
>> ALL co-sponsors by state:
>>
>> ALABAMA                         AL
>> Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] – 3/30/2009
>>
>> ALASKA                          AK
>> Sen Begich, Mark [AK] – 6/8/2009
>>
>> Rep Young, Don [AK] – 5/12/2009
>>
>> AMERICAN SAMOA                  AS
>>
>> Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F.H. [AS] – 6/9/2009
>>
>> ARIZONA                         AZ
>> Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] – 3/25/2009
>>
>> ARKANSAS                        AR
>>
>> CALIFORNIA                      CA
>> Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 4/23/2009
>>
>> Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] – 4/1/2009
>> Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 4/29/2009
>> Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] – 5/4/2009
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] – 6/17/2009
>>
>> COLORADO                        CO
>> Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> Sen Udall, Mark [CO] – 5/7/2009
>>
>> Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] – 3/30/2009
>> Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 3/25/2009
>>
>> CONNECTICUT                     CT
>> Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] – 3/24/2009
>> Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] – 4/23/2009
>>
>> Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] – 4/1/2009
>> Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] – 6/11/2009
>>
>> DELAWARE                        DE
>> Sen Kaufman, Edward E. [DE] – 5/7/2009
>>
>> DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA            DC
>> Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 5/12/2009
>>
>> FLORIDA                         FL
>> Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] – 4/22/2009
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] – 6/16/2009
>>
>> GEORGIA                         GA
>> Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] – 5/7/2009
>> Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] – 5/13/2009
>>
>> GUAM                            GU
>>
>> HAWAII                          HI
>> Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] – 3/31/2009
>>
>> Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] – 4/22/2009
>>
>> IDAHO                           ID
>>
>> ILLINOIS                        IL
>> Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> ** Sponsor: Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] (introduced 3/23/2009)
>> Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] – 4/27/2009
>> Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] – 4/27/2009
>>
>> INDIANA                         IN
>> Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] – 4/22/2009
>> Rep Ellsworth, Brad [IN-8] – 5/12/2009
>>
>> IOWA                            IA
>> Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA]
>>
>> Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] – 3/25/2009
>>
>> KANSAS                          KS
>> Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] – 4/1/2009
>>
>> Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] – 5/7/2009
>>
>> KENTUCKY                        KY
>>
>> LOUISIANA                       LA
>>
>> MAINE                           ME
>> Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 6/3/2009
>>
>> MARYLAND                        MD
>> Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] – 3/30/2009
>>
>> MASSACHUSETTS                   MA
>> Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] – 3/24/2009
>> Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] – 3/25/2009
>>
>> Rep Delahunt, Bill [MA-10] –  6/11/2009
>>
>> MICHIGAN                        MI
>> Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 4/28/2009
>> Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] – 5/4/2009
>>
>> MINNESOTA                       MN
>> Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 4/28/2009
>> Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 6/11/2009
>>
>> MISSISSIPPI                     MS
>> Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] – 6/8/2009
>>
>> MISSOURI                        MO
>> Rep Carnahan, Russ  [MO-3] – 6/15/2009
>>
>> MONTANA                         MT
>> Sen Tester, Jon [MT] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> NEBRASKA                        NE
>>
>> NEVADA                          NV
>>
>> NEW HAMPSHIRE                   NH
>> Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2] – 4/22/2009
>> Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] – 5/18/2009
>>
>> NEW JERSEY                      NJ
>> Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] – 4/23/2009
>>
>> Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] – 4/22/2009
>> Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] – 4/27/2009
>>
>> NEW MEXICO                      NM
>>
>> NEW YORK                        NY
>> Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 3/24/2009
>> Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] – 3/24/2009
>>
>> Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] – 3/31/2009
>> Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] – 4/22/2009
>> Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] – 5/13/2009
>> Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] – 5/4/2009
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>> Rep Towns, Edolphus  [NY-10] – 6/11/2009
>> Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] – 6/11/2009
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>> NORTH CAROLINA                  NC
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>> NORTH DAKOTA                    ND
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>> NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS        MP
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>> OHIO                            OH
>> Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 3/24/2009
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>> Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] – 3/23/2009
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>> OKLAHOMA                        OK
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>> OREGON                          OR
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>> PENNSYLVANIA                    PA
>> Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] – 3/24/2009
>> Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 3/24/2009
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>> Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] – 3/31/2009
>> Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] – 3/31/2009
>> Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] – 3/30/2009
>> Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 3/30/2009
>> Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] – 4/27/2009
>> Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 4/29/2009
>> Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] – 6/9/2009
>> Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] –  6/11/2009
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>> PUERTO RICO                     PR
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>> RHODE ISLAND                    RI
>> Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] – 3/31/2009
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>> SOUTH CAROLINA                  SC
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>> SOUTH DAKOTA                    SD
>> Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] – 3/31/2009
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>> TENNESSEE                       TN
>> Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 3/23/2009
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>> Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] – 3/30/2009
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>> TEXAS                           TX
>> Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] – 4/1/2009
>> Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] – 5/21/2009
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>> UTAH                            UT
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>> VERMONT                         VT
>> Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 3/24/2009
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>> VIRGIN ISLANDS                  VI
>> Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] – 3/23/2009
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>> VIRGINIA                        VA
>> Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 3/25/2009
>> Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] – 5/18/2009
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>> WASHINGTON                      WA
>> Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 4/23/2009
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>> WEST VIRGINIA                   WV
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>> WISCONSIN                       WI
>> Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 3/23/2009
>> Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] – 3/23/2009
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>> WYOMING                         WY
 
Center for Personal Assistance Services – UCSF: Invitation to Webinar on June 30th, 2009
Original Message —–
From: Randy Alexander
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:49 AM
Subject: FW: Center for Personal Assistance Services – UCSF: Invitation to
Webinar on June 30th, 2009
2009 is the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead decision.  For
the 10th Anniversary we demand; pass the Community Choice Act, enforce the
Olmstead decision and give us affordable, accessible, integrated housing!
Because, freedom is universal!
—–Original Message—–
From: ILRU at TIRR [mailto:ilru@ilru.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:34 AM
To: ilru@ilru.org
Subject: Center for Personal Assistance Services – UCSF: Invitation to Webinar
on June 30th, 2009
Dear Colleagues,
Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Center for Personal Assistance
Services on Tuesday, June 30, 2009.  In this webinar, Dr H. Stephen Kaye and
colleagues Dr. Mitch LaPlante and Dr. Charlene Harrington will talk about
their recently published paper titled, "Do non-institutional long-term care
services reduce Medicaid spending?"  In this paper, Dr. Kaye examines how
increased Medicaid spending on home and community-based services affects
overall long-term care costs. The abstract of this paper can be found at:
http://www.pascenter.org/publications/publication_home.php?id=913
The 60-minute webinar will begin at 2.00pm Eastern; 1:00pm Central; 12:00pm
Mountain; 11:00am Pacific; 10:00am Alaska and 8:00am Hawaii.
There is no fee and no pre-registration for this webinar. To join the Webinar,
please visit:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009126&password=M.EBFDA7D9085C7D73F97D
E969692748
It is recommended that you visit this link before hand, as the Webinar
software (Elluminate) needs to be downloaded to your computer, which can take
a few minutes.
First time user support is available at:
http://www.elluminate.com/support/index.jsp  This covers downloading and
installing the required software and testing your connection.
Free online training is available at:
http://www.elluminate.com/support/training/
About the Presenter
H. Stephen Kaye is an Associate Professor at Department of Social and
Behavioral Sciences and Institute for Health and Aging, at the University of
California San Francisco. Dr. Kaye is a Co-PI of the PAS Center and Director
of the Improved Access to PAS project studying the trends, needs of PAS
consumers. Dr. Kaye has been a Co-PI for the PAS Center since 2003, where he
has taken the lead on studies of need for PAS, unmet need, economic analysis
of state PAS programs, and trends in the PAS workforce.
For more information visit: http://pascenter.org/webcast/index.php
Lewis Kraus
Director of Training and Dissemination
Center for Personal Assistance Services – UCSF
(510) 549-6520
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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