Immediate: Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled

Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled, et al   🙂
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Acts to defend Old, Kids, Women, Disabled:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9093

This petition on change.org: Act, defend Old, Kids, Disabled, et al:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-defend-old-kids-disabled-et-al-actions-and-advocacy-to-defend-old-kids-women-disabled-et-al?share_id=XSAvrzIRSz&pe=pce

Time to Do Right:
Don’t vote for Social Security cuts.
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RootsAction has posted a chart recording which members of Congress have publicly committed to protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from cuts.

Your representative is NOT among them.

Now is the time to demand that he or she make that basic commitment.

You can do so and find out which members of Congress have promised to protect our basic safety net here.

This link will work for folks living in different districts, so please ask your friends to join in regardless of where they live.

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4544

Sincerely,
David, Aimee, Sarah
and the RootsAction Team

S&P has gone too far.:
Tell the SEC:
Revoke Standard & Poors Authority as a Credit Ratings Agency.  Stop S&P from escaping responsibility for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

» Sign the petition.

First, Standard & Poors threatened to downgrade the US credit rating if cuts were not made to Social Securty and Medicare to reduce the deficit.

Then, two days after a bipartisan Senate committee found S&P’s misleading mortgage ratings to be a ‘key cause’ of the 2008 financial crisis, the agency issued another downgrade threat.

A few months later, after the SEC announced they would investigate agencies like S&P for fraud, S&P issued yet ANOTHER downgrade threat, this time with the arbitrary ransom of $4 trillion in deficit reduction which would likely include deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Is S&P blackmailing the White House into absolving them of any responsibility for the 2008 crash by threatening downgrades every time there’s an attempt to hold their feet to the fire? If that’s the case, big benefit cuts are on their way.

Sign our petition demanding the SEC revoke S&P’s government seal of approval for using ratings downgrades as political weapons to avoid responsibility for the 2008 crash.

Click here to sign: http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/revoke-sp

he White House is more worried about the political fallout from a downgrade than they are a default, according to numerous news reports. That gives S&P tremendous power to drive this debate, and force the political class to cave to whatever demands they make. No voter, regardless of party, should want an organization to have that much power to determine the course of the US economy or to play kingmaker in Presidential elections.

S&P’s political agenda is clear. The agency never said a word about extending the Bush tax cuts last December, which punched the $4 trillion hole in the deficit that they now say must be compensated to avoid a downgrade of US debt.

In recent months, S&P has been lobbying furiously to de-fang Dodd-Frank provisions that demand greater accountability for credit ratings agencies. S&P Managing Director David Beers has also been holding private meetings with big Wall Street investors about his thoughts on a US debt downgrade, but not the public.

S&P is abusing its power as a ratings agency by meddling in politics and forcing a false choice between sweeping benefit cuts to reduce the deficit or destroying the US credit rating and world economy. Their role in the 2008 financial collapse alone is more than enough reason for the SEC to strip S&P of their government seal of approval.

Tell the SEC to take away S&P’s authority as a credit rating agency for their role in the 2008 financial meltdown.

S&P has seriously overstepped their authority and put the world economy at risk. Together, we can blow the lid off their attempts to control the outcome of the debt ceiling negotiations and the 2012 election.

Deepest thanks,

Brian Sonenstein
Digital Strategy Director
Firedoglake.com

Actions:

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/

PS: For more on S&P’s efforts to avoid accountability, check out Jane’s post at Firedoglake.com, “Is Standard and Poor’s Manipulating US Debt Rating to Escape Liability for the Mortgage Crisis?”

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Public Citizen:  Actions:

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Citizen Works: Actions:

http://www.citizenworks.org/actions/index.php

Clean:
“No cuts. No deals. End this madness now and pass a clean debt ceiling increase so America doesn’t default.”

Sign the Petition!

Dear MoveOn member,

This insanity has gone too far. In just four days, America could be forced into default for the first time in history.

With time running out and no compromise on the horizon, the best way to avoid default is to pass a “clean” bill that simply assures the rest of the world that America pays its bills.

Most Democrats in the House have already signed on to a bill that does just that.1 And more and more Senate Republicans are indicating that they agree that we can’t let America default.2

But we have to seize this opening before it’s too late. So we’re joining with our friends at Rebuild the Dream to send Congress this emergency petition telling them to do the right thing. We’ll deliver the signatures throughout the weekend. Will you sign?

Tell Congress to pass a clean debt ceiling bill, now.

Representative Peter Welch has already pulled together 139 Democratic Representatives to support a “clean” debt ceiling increase.3 And even Republican Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell has proposed a plan that would end this crisis without resolving the debate over spending cuts.4

We have a very small window where we may be able to resolve this hostage crisis peacefully. With more and more chatter in Washington about passing a “clean” debt ceiling plan to protect seniors’ Social Security checks, soldiers’ paychecks, and the good credit of the United States, we have to act now.

But we need a huge outcry if we’re going to push this plan over the edge before it’s too late. Click below to you add your name to the petition now so we can deliver it over the weekend.

http://civ.moveon.org/cleandebtceiling/?id=29341-1718406-SHUYNex&t=4

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Elena, Adam Q., Michael, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “America Pays its Bills; Don’t Default,” Peter Welch, July 27, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=261959&id=&id=29341-1718406-SHUYNex&t=5

2. “McCain criticizes some tea-party-linked lawmakers on debt ceiling,” The Washington Post, July 28, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=261962&id=29341-1718406-SHUYNex&t=6

“Republican Sen. Bob Corker Echoes President Obama On Debt, Pans John Boehner Plan,” Huffington Post, July 27, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=261963&id=29341-1718406-SHUYNex&t=7

3. “Happy Hour Roundup,” The Washington Post, July 27, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=261960&id=29341-1718406-SHUYNex&t=8

4. “McConnell unveils debt ‘back up plan’ that gives Obama more power,” July 12, 2011
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20078884-503544.html

Send Your Fax To Washington: The Big Lie Of Conservative Economics:
It’s come to this. Either more of us will howl and louder about the
ongoing debt ceiling debacle in Congress, or this country is headed
straight for the next Great Depression, do not pass go, do not
collect $200 (or its value adjusted by hyperinflation). The story
today is that that the regular phones in Congressional offices are
already jammed, but you can still get your message, “Hands off Social
Security and Medicare, End The Wars and Tax The Wealthy Instead”,
through using our state of the art fax system.

Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1081.php

There was a certain demagogue in the last century who said the key to
a “big lie” was to keep repeating it until people no longer
questioned it. The big lie of our era is that tax cuts for wealthy
people creates jobs. Republican House Speaker Boehner recently stated
that the American people “know” that tax increases kill jobs. That’s
what they keep telling us anyway, despite all empirical evidence to
the contrary. Because all we have had for the last 10 years are more
and more tax cuts for the wealthy, while the job market just keeps
deteriorating, and the Republican prescription is still, you guessed
it, MORE tax cuts for the wealthy. Unbelievably, the so-called gang
of six calls for actually reducing tax rates even more as a basic
plan to reduce the deficit.

The truth is that only one thing really creates jobs and that is when
people who are NOT wealthy, which is the majority and the rest of us,
have more money to spend on goods and services. Businesses hire more
people ONLY when they have more customers than they can handle with
their current work force. And the WORST thing they could possibly do
now is to decimate Social Security and to gut Medicare, two programs
that work, and operate with their own surpluses. These cruel proposed
cut backs would do nothing but take even more money out of the hands
of the poorest among us, those who can least afford it, and deposit
it in the pockets of self-interested corporations looking to take
over and profit off what has always worked best as government
services.

We PAID for these services, to create these surpluses that have been
raided to pay for foreign wars of sheer aggression still ongoing and
without end as far as the eye can see, to pay for bail outs of rich
Wall Street gamblers, to pay for hand outs to oil companies making
money hand over fist on their own. 15% of every wage dollar in
America goes into Social Security. We own this program, it’s ours,
and any politician who even dares to suggest we cut anything from
either of these two programs, while there is a even a single unwanted
occupying soldier in the Middle East, while the rich pay even a
single penny less in taxes than during the 60s (when our overall
economy was booming), any such politician must be thrown out on their
ear in the next election.

Last War Crime Movie Production Progress Report

In the meantime, we have been working around the clock for months on
end on post production for the new feature length film, “The Last War
Crime”, which finally tells the truth about what really happened in
the manufacturing of a false case for invading Iraq, and why Cheney
and his gang of intelligence cookers should have been, and should
still be, indicted for using torture to make that happen. After you
submit the action page above you can request one of the new bumper
stickers for the movie, and there is no charge, not even shipping,
unless you want to voluntarily make a contribution to help us finish
the production. Or you can get one directly here, where you can also
see and video clip from the movie’s dramatic closing argument to the
grand jury.

Last War Crime Bumper Stickers:

http://www.peaceteam.net/bumper_stickers_lwc.php

The only reason it is taking longer than we would have liked to get
this out (we wrapped principal photography back in March) is because
we have such a high standard of what we want to final screen quality
to be. Dozens of scenes in the movie were shot against what they call
a green screen, with the intent that we would create photo-realistic
backgrounds for all the various White House offices and conference
rooms, etc. This green screen footage is incredibly tedious to
assemble to get the look we want, we’ll probably end up with tens of
thousands of individual mattes, many of which must be touched up by
hand to get them as perfect as we want, and we have people working on
this around the clock.

But take heart. We are making substantial progress day by day, and
with your kind and enthusiastic support we will soon enough have this
movie in real theaters up on the big screen, mobilizing people to
finally demand some accountability for the war crimes that have cost
us our national honor, and now possibly our entire economy to pay for
it all.

And here is the Facebook link for the Protect Social Security and
Medicare action page further above.

[Facebook] Action Page:

http://apps.facebook.com/fb_voices/action.php?qnum=pnum1081

And this is the Twitter reply for this same action

@cxs #p1081

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Enough!:
They are reckless. In the negotiations to avoid a government default, Speaker John Boehner and Republican leaders insist on severe cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — while refusing to eliminate tax loopholes and subsidies for millionaires and prosperous corporations. Under the Boehner plan, Congress would be forced to agree to cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid within six months.

There is no shared sacrifice in Boehner’s plan. Instead, they reserve all of the pain for working families, seniors, children, the disabled and even veterans. And they are recklessly holding our economy hostage to these demands.

They are engaging in political brinkmanship that threatens to force the nation into default, kill jobs and drive up interest rates on our mortgages, credit cards and student loans.

Send a message to Congress now. Tell your representative and your senators to oppose the Boehner plan and to leave Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid alone.

http://action.afscme.org/c/51/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=2582&tag=advE_Enough_blast-46373&track=advE_Enough_blast-46373

I have been in Washington a number of years, and without exaggeration I can tell you this is the worst I’ve ever seen it. The President has already conceded to painful spending cuts, but he insists on a balanced plan that does not put the entire burden of deficit reduction on working families. And the American people overwhelmingly support a plan that asks millionaires and prosperous corporations to pay their fair share.

Have you had enough? Please take action now to make sure your elected officials oppose the Boehner plan.

We cannot let John Boehner and House Republican leaders hold our economy hostage so they can protect the wealthiest CEOs while forcing working families to bear the entire burden.

Click here to act now!

http://www.afscme.org/action/

In Solidarity,

Chuck Loveless
Legislative Director
AFSCME

Enough is Enough! Tell Congress: Don’t Destroy the American Dream:
Take Action Now: Call your members of Congress today, toll-free at 888-907-1485, and tell them not to balance the budget on the backs of struggling, low-income and middle-class families, minorities, people with disabilities, and seniors. Demand a budget plan that reduces the deficit responsibly and works for all Americans – not just millionaires and corporations. Urge Congress to raise the debt ceiling and balance the budget by enhancing revenue and preserving Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

In this exceedingly dangerous moment in our country, Congress must make some hard choices. Lawmakers must not try to fix our nation’s debt by eliminating longstanding programs that have helped low-income and working class families for decades, and have kept the middle class from sliding into poverty and the impoverished from living on the streets. Instead, Congress should create a fair budget plan that protects and preserves our nation’s commitment to providing a safety net and expanding opportunity to millions of the most vulnerable communities. There is no other choice.

Federal default is not an option for disadvantaged communities who are already on the wrong side of the widest wealth gap ever recorded.

The government needs a balanced approach to lowering deficits, including increased revenue to make good on spending commitments that Congress has already made to provide both opportunity and a safety net for middle-class and impoverished families.

With the fate of our whole country hanging in the balance, it is more important than ever that your voice is heard. We must demand that Congress stop holding America hostage to protect tax breaks for millionaires and corporations.

Call your members of Congress today, toll-free at 888-907-1485, and tell them not to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable communities. Urge Congress to raise the debt ceiling and balance the budget by enhancing revenue and preserving Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

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Killing the safety net:
Medicare, Social Security and college financial aid are on the cutting block.  Tell Congress and the White House: “Don’t balance the budget on the back of the poor and working class.”  Republicans are trying to push forward a plan that would gut America’s social safety net — and unless we act now, they may get their way.

Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling before August 2nd so that the government doesn’t default on its debts, which would wreak havoc on the economy. But Republicans are refusing to vote to raise the debt ceiling unless they can also pass massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, student aid, and other important programs that create opportunity and protect the most vulnerable among us.

Democrats in Congress are holding the line, saying that they won’t accept any cuts to these programs without asking huge corporations, millionaires and billionaires to contribute their fair share.

But as the deadline approaches, Congressional Democrats will be under immense pressure to compromise their principles, even if it means giveaways for the rich while most Americans suffer.

Please join us in calling on the White House and Congress to say NO to any deal that asks people who are already struggling in this economy to sacrifice even more, without asking corporations and the rich to pay their fair share. And please ask your friends and family to join us as well:

http://act.colorofchange.org/go/907?akid=2071.235419.3kQ7ER&t=3

The moral line is clear: the budget must not be balanced on the backs of poor and working folks while millionaires and billionaires pay lower taxes than ever. Americans oppose cuts to Medicare and Social Security by a 2-to-1 margin, and a large majority thinks that keeping benefit levels the same is a bigger priority than short-term deficit reduction.1 And an amazing 72% of Americans are united behind the idea of asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes.2

By speaking out, we can help give the President and Congressional Democrats the political space they need to stand strong against the GOP’s dangerous demands. It’s especially important that we deliver this message to the House of Representatives, because it’s likely that any budget deal will have to happen with the blessing of Democrats there. If they stand strong, we can avoid the worst of the cuts.

Why do we need to raise the debt ceiling?

Congress sets the maximum amount the federal government can borrow to pay its bills on time. If our debt rises above the limit, the government will begin to default on its commitments. And when that happens, there will be far-reaching consequences for everyone, but especially poor and working folks.

If the government doesn’t pay its bills, it’s a lot like when you or I don’t pay our bills — it ruins our credit, and makes buying goods and services more expensive. Worse, it makes even having debt more expensive, which means that money the government will have to pay higher interest rates — money that won’t go to economic stimulus or preserving the social safety net.

Most reputable economists say that a government default would wreck the nation’s economy, halting the already-weak recovery and possibly taking the world’s economy down with it.3

That fact hardly matters to most Republicans in Washington, who are treating the prospect of default like a high-stakes game of chicken. Many see an opportunity to gut programs that they never could otherwise, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. It’s a disgusting, cynical strategy.

If enough of us speak out, we can help save the social safety net and force corporations and the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Please join us now:

http://act.colorofchange.org/go/907?akid=2071.235419.3kQ7ER&t=5

Thanks and Peace,

— Rashad, James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Matt, Natasha and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
July 24th, 2011

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU–your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way. You can contribute here:

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1. GOP Divided Over Benefit Reductions: Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefit,” Pew Research Center for People and the Press, 7-7-2011
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/908?akid=2071.235419.3kQ7ER&t=9

2. “Poll: Taxing the rich favored over Medicare cuts,” Politico, 4-20-2011
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/909?akid=2071.235419.3kQ7ER&t=11

3. “To the limit,” New York Times, 7-1-2011
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/910?akid=2071.235419.3kQ7ER&t=13

Elderly, handicapped, diffabled groups Actions:

Bullying: Students with Disabilities at Risk:
Study: Bullying More Common Among Students with Disabilities, via DisabilityScoop (7.29.11): by Michelle Diament

Kids with disabilities and other special health care needs are at increased risk for bullying and generally show less motivation to succeed in school, new research indicates.

The findings come from a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics that looked at more than 1,450 students in fourth through sixth grade attending three rural school districts in Maryland and West Virginia.

>>>For the Full Article

http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/07/29/study-bullying/13634/

The Self-Defined Perspectives of Women and Girls with Disabilities, via the Center for Women Policy Studies (7.29.11):

This year, the Center for Women Policy Studies launched an online series of new Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers On Women and Girls with Disabilities. The 2011 Barbara Faye Waxman Fiduccia Papers will present the self-defined perspectives of women with disabilities – both in the USA and globally – on such topics as: access to health care, reproductive rights and health, violence against women and girls, women and AIDS…

>>>To Read the Fidducia Papers

Disability Rights: A Global Grassroots Movement, via the Gazette (7.28.11): by Thomas M. Cook

This month marks the anniversary of an important milestone in a global movement to improve the lives of millions of people, a movement with roots in small towns in Iowa and many other places…

Over the past 21 years, the movement has continued to grow and is now utilizing innovative methods to advance the effort…

>>>For the Full Article

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Streets and Roads to Become More Accessible, by Julia Feinberg, AAPD Policy Intern

On the 21st

Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Access Board presented new proposed guidelines for public rights-of-way.

These guidelines include new proposed regulations for Pedestrian Access Routes (sidewalks, street crossings, curb ramps), Detectable Warning Surfaces, Multi-Lane Roundabouts, Transition Stops and Shelters, Pedestrian Signals, On-Street Parking and Passenger Loading Zones, and Street Furniture…

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CMS Releases New Funding for Housing Partnerships deadline 8-15:
Technical Assistance Collaborative

CMS Releases New Funding for Housing Partnerships

On July 15, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made
available approximately $2.1 million to fund State Medicaid Agencies to
develop sustainable partnerships with State Housing Agencies that will result
in long-term strategies to provide permanent and affordable rental housing for
people with disabilities receiving Medicaid services and supports in the
community. Read full funding alert.

FUNDING ALERT

CMS MAKES AVAILABLE FUNDING FOR BUILDING SUSTAINABLE
PARTNERSHIPS FOR

HOUSING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES RECEIVING MEDICAID
SERVCIES AND SUPPORTS

On July 15, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made
available approximately $2.1 million to fund State Medicaid Agencies to
develop sustainable partnerships with State Housing Agencies that will result
in long-term strategies to provide permanent and affordable rental housing for
people with disabilities receiving Medicaid services and supports in the
community.

Specifically, CMS will fund State Medicaid Agencies to
engage in one or more of the following housing strategies:

. Strategy 1: Capitalize on new opportunities in HUD’s
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program. Recent
Section 811 authorizes a new and innovative Section 811 option that will allow
State Housing Agencies in partnership with State Medicaid Agencies to apply to
HUD to administer Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) funds.

. Strategy 2: Develop a State Housing Agency HOME-funded
tenant-based rental assistance program for people with disabilities with
receiving Medicaid service and supports in the community that have incomes
equal to the value of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits). This
strategy can be a permanent program or a “bridge subsidy” program that relies
on partnerships with local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).

. Strategy 3: Develop a partnership with a State Housing
Agency that is also a PHA that administers a state-wide Housing Choice Voucher
(HCV) program that includes the creation of a new HCV waiting list preference
for people with disabilities with SSI-level incomes receiving Medicaid
services and supports in the community.

Funding Available

CMS anticipates making 4 grants to States with individual
awards to be $525,000 for a 12-month period.

Eligible Applicants

Only State Medicaid Agencies are eligible to apply. One
application per state, however, the application can propose one or more of the
above housing strategies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include
letters of support and memoranda of agreement with major partners.

Application Process

The full funding announcement can be found online.

Applications must be submitted electronically through
grants.gov by August 15, 2011. Optional letters of intent may be submitted to
CMS by August 1, 2011 at Nichole.Nicholson@cms.hhs.gov

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Time is running out:
The clock is ticking.  Last minute talks in Congress and the Administration to develop a deficit reduction strategy have turned out two major proposals: the Reid plan and the Boehner plan.

http://crfb.org/blogs/cbo-scores-reid-and-boehner-plans

Both

plans could result in devastating cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security after six months of passing.  With the fate of our country hanging in the balance, should the burden of this financial crisis fall on the backs of struggling seniors and people with disabilities?  Time is running out for lawmakers to reach a decision on where our country will go from here, and who will foot the bill.
With the pressure building, we must make sure that Medicaid is not left behind.

Call 866-324-0787 today to tell lawmakers that you oppose Boehner and Reid’s proposed cuts to vital services for people with disabilities.

On this 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we must fight to protect the ADA’s promise of equal opportunity and equal access.

Don’t sit on the sidelines. This fight needs you.

Call your Congressional representatives at 866-324-0787 and say that any deal that comes out of these negotiations must preserve opportunities for ALL Americans.

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Action Alert: Urge the President, Congress, and the Public to Support Medicaid!:
As we approach the 21st Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, President Obama and Congress continue to negotiate federal
Medicaid cuts that would literally undercut our freedom.  Its imperative that
we let them  and the public  know that Medicaid is important to us, that it
provides vital home and community-based services and that we can save money by
shifting away from expensive institutional placement toward these services.

1. Take less than three minutes to send a message to the White House and
Congress.
Go to this website to TAKE ACTION:

http://ly.adapt.org/4

2

. Send a Letter to the Editor to the Wall Street Journal or Washington Post.

Tell their readers that we need REAL Medicaid reform, not arbitrary Medicaid
cuts!  Letters should be less than 200 words.  Include your name, home
address, email address, and day/evening phone numbers.  With the 21st
anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, now is the
perfect time to highlight that Medicaid services support our freedom and
independence.

Wall Street Journal Letters to the Editor should be sent to:
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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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