Now that the holidays are over, would you please email this action alert web site to your members, supporters and employees?  Would you share it on social media?  Would you ask other to share it?  It is written so anyone in the entire USA can go to it and send a message to their member of Congress.

 

https://tinyurl.com/protectpaimi <https://tinyurl.com/protectpaimi>

 

There is a bill in Congress that significantly harms the ability of Americans with disabilities to have access to free legal services and advocacy to protect and enforce their rights.  Buried deep in a much larger Congressional bill are provisions that would PROHIBIT DRC Kansas and the Protection and Advocacy Systems in each state from doing almost every type disability rights cases with certain federal dollars.  It is an absolute prohibition on most disability rights work.  DRC Kansas would not be able to do Olmstead cases!  Or special education cases.  Or transition services cases.  Or KanCare/Medicaid appeals.  Or employment discrimination.  Or housing discrimination.  Or access to assistive technology.  Or access the health care.  In fact, we would be prohibited from doing most any disability rights issue you can think of with these dollars!

 

This is serious.  Time is of the essence.  This bill is going to be worked in Congress early this year.  This action alert is written to be shared NATIONWIDE.  Anyone in the USA can click on it and send a message to their member of Congress about this bill.  So, please share this with other organizations outside of Kansas.  The more people who respond to the action alert, the better!