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Advocacy News

Coronavirus Updates

This week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The legislation, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, would make handful of changes to help small businesses weather the current crisis.

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Easterseals Open Letter to Congress Regarding COVID-19

Excerpt: "We as non-profit services providers to the one in four Americans living with disability today, including children, adults, veterans and seniors, request your consideration."

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President Signs CARES Act Into Law

The House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed CARES Act. This third package concludes a month of historic bipartisan cooperation, bringing much needed relief to Americans at this critical time. Read Easterseals CEO Angela Williams' congressional thank you letter.

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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.

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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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Be Counted

It is critical for everyone to participate in the two most important policy-related events this year: the 2020 census and the election in November. Check out resources and information about how you can get involved in both.

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