Economic Recovery Request

Kareem Dale, Special Assistant for Disability Policy to President
Obama is looking for any person with a disability who has gone back
to work or been rehired as a result of the economic recovery plan. For
example, some company starts hiring again as a result of money they
are going to receive. He has asked that we disseminate his request to
our various communities.

If you are a person with a disability who has been so impacted or know someone who is, please contact me. I can be reached via the web or at 206-888-6009.

Economic Stimulus, Recovery and Disability – (Day in Washington Policy Update #33)

Day in Washington explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode covers a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 6 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand analysis of current disability policy and politics. You can find the text of each podcast in the comments. If you have difficulty downloading a podcast, please right-click and save it to your computer for playback.

Episode Summary: This episode offers a closer look at the disability policy in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1) and also comments on the politics behind the bill.

Audio File: Day in Washington #33 (Economic Stimulus, Recovery and Disability)

Resources:

New York Times Coverage of the Economic Stimulus Legislation

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities “Economic Recovery Watch” Special Series

Disability Scoop – Economic Stimulus Compromise Bill

Day In Washington Podcast #27 (Medicaid Moratorium)

Top Ten Disability Events of 2008 – (Day in Washington Policy Update #32)

Day in Washington explores and discusses various aspects of disability policy. Each episode will cover a specific issue within disability, and/or a disability-related news article. These 6 minute podcasts offer an easy to understand introduction to disability policy and resources for those interested in further study. You can find the text of this podcast in the previous post. If you have difficulty downloading the podcast, please right-click and save it to your computer for playback.

Episode Summary: This episode is a restrospective of the top ten disability events of 2008.  Listed in order of importance, this podcast asks listeners/readers to respond to the question:  What is YOUR #1 Disability Event for 2008? 

Audio File: Day in Washington #32 (The Top Ten Disability Events of 2008)