Posts Tagged ‘ advocacy ’

White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

March 23, 2011
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White House Disability Conference Call – March 31

Yes, it is that time of the month again.  The White House is putting out their notice for their monthly Disability group conference call.  If you haven’t participated in one yet, this is your chance.  You get to hear directly what is the Administration’s plans for disability and what has been accomplished.  This isn’t...
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Why do we need health reform anyway?

August 21, 2009
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Why do we need health reform anyway?

There has been a lot of discussion of late about the various health reform bills and what they really mean and not all of that discussion has been positive or productive. I do believe that there are some valid concerns about these bills. No legislaton is perfect. And in all of the rhetoric currently...
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Sonia Sotomayor Hearings and her Disability Cases (A Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast)

July 10, 2009
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Sonia Sotomayor Hearings and her Disability Cases (A Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast)

Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post is a about Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.  On July 13th,  the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin their hearings to determine whether or not to confirm her for the...
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

June 22, 2009
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

Greetings! Great news! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed, I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC. Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post...
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Kennedy Health Reform Bill Released

June 9, 2009
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Yes, you heard it here first! Chairman Edward Kennedy and Democratic Members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee just released their “Affordable Health Choices Act.” Now it is important to note that considering the complexity of this legislation and how it will impact every single individual in this country, it...
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China’s National Human Rights Plan (and its inclusion of Disability) – Day In Washington Policy Podcast #37

April 16, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at Disability policy issues both here in the United States and also abroad. This week’s episode is focused on China. In 1993, the United Nations called on countries to establish a national human rights plan. On Monday, the Chinese government published its...
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ADA Amendments Act in the Courtroom – Audio Now Available

April 14, 2009
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On March 3rd, 2009 I posted in Day In Washington about Kirk Jenkins’ lawsuit against the National Board of Medical Examiners. He had been denied an accommodation for the Medical Licensing Exam and filed a lawsuit. Kirk lost his initial lawsuit because the circuit court didn’t consider him "disabled enough" under the ADA. The...
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Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24-Hour Reschedule

March 18, 2009
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My apologies as this week has been amazingly busy with work. Our expert committees are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations.  I hope to get the full podcast up tonight or tomorrow at the latest. It has an international flavor and...
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