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With your help today, you can ensure important measures around health, education, employment, transportation and other services are available for those who need them most.

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Advocacy Updates

Stay up-to-date about how Easterseals is involved with health care legislation and various initiatives important to people with disabilities, caregivers, and older Americans.

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An Open Letter about Health Disparities to the Biden Administration

In collaboration with March of Dimes, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and the American Diabetes Association, Easterseals is calling on the Biden Administration “to prioritize solutions to remedy persistent health care inequities within the Black community..."

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Racial Equity and Disability

Easterseals is proud to be an organization that advocates for societal and systemic equality for all people, no matter what ability or racial background. One in four Americans today are living with disability, and of those, one in four are Black Americans.

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Advocacy Resources

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Legislative Landmarks

Easterseals has been active in public policy advocacy since our found, Edgar Allen, lobbied the Ohio Legislature to fund appropriate services for children with disabilities in the 1920s. We continue to actively support and promote federal legislation that helps people with disabilities achieve independence.

Legislative Landmarks
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Public Policy Priorities

Easterseals is dedicated to ensuring that the rights and resources that people with disabilities rely on are protected and expanded. To achieve that goal, we focus our efforts to protect, renew and expand access to effective services and supports for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and veterans to help them reach their potential and thrive in their communities.

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White House Accessibility

Among the many changes the new administration made in its first week was to make a commitment to ensure its site is accessible to all Americans. They are asking for input from the public, especially people with disabilities.

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