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Advocacy

Working on a more inclusive New Jersey

We believe that individuals of all ability levels should have access to limitless possibilities because everyone deserves a chance at living their best life.

Easterseals has been active in public policy advocacy since our founder, 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, state, and local legislation that helps people with disabilities achieve independence, access, and dignity.

Stronger Together: Ways to Help

Did You Know:

Read more than 100 stories we've collected from parents of children with disabilities and from adults and seniors with disabilities in the Easterseals family across the nation who depend on Medicaid for their health, independence and well-being.

http://www.easterseals.com/get-involved/advocacy/medicaid-stories.html

These stories show how Medicaid helps so many live their lives to the fullest.

Current Legislative Alerts:

Easterseals New Jersey is in the process of developing an entirely new advocacy program designed with the needs of our program participants, families and organization in mind. We encourage you to check back regularly for our most current and relevant legislative alerts and updates. Your input and participation will be essential to make sure our voices are heard and the needs and rights of the disabled are respected.

Proposed legislation that effects programing for the disabled, access to care, the rights of disabled New Jerseyans, Medicaid reimbursement, and other matters will be the focus of this program. If you have concerns about something happening in Trenton or in Washington, DC, please let us know!

Last updated: September 23, 2019

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