Take Action on Legislative Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
Easterseals assists members of Congress and their staff, White House and federal agency officials, and representatives of other national interests -- as well as citizens like you -- to understand and act in support of policies and programs that help people with disabilities to live with equality, dignity and independence.
Easterseals' legislative efforts focus on health care, early intervention, child care, education, employment, housing, supports for older Americans, recreation, assistive technology, transportation, and nonprofit organization operations.
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Join Easterseals today in educating and informing public officials about issues that affect individuals with disabilities. View Easterseals Action Alerts and contact your legislators now!
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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Easterseals Advocates for Accessible Transportation and Employment at Policy Forum
Easterseals met with representatives in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the evolving needs of people with disabilities and families in our community. Check out this playlist of videos from the event and learn more about critical needs regarding transportation and employment for people with disabilities.
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Policy decisions that impact people with disabilities, veterans and caregivers must be informed by the needs of these populations. Join our email list to receive alerts about advocacy issues and lend your voice to what is happening both nationally and in your area.
State of Disability Equity and Access Report
The Easterseals State of Disability Equity and Access Report highlights current research on equity and inclusion for 61+ million individuals in the United States with disabilities, including transportation, employment, education, and healthcare. The report is designed to...
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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.
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.
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.
Public Policy Priorities
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.