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Time is running out!

For Immediate Release February 22, 2021 Contact: Stephanie Van Koevering, 517-974-6065   Urgent state action needed to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents this week Michigan Direct Care Workers will see a drastic wage cut March 1 without action.   Without urgent action by the Michigan Legislature, the state’s Direct Care Workers, who take care of […]

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED COVID-19 VACCINE NOW!

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED COVID-19 VACCINE NOW!   PLEASE JOIN US IN ASKING GOVERNOR WHITMER AND THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (MDHHS) FOR: · An immediate upgrade in vaccine priority status, from 1C to 1B, for all Michiganders with disabilities, aged 16-64 · Accessible materials for vaccine education, outreach, registration and delivery · Fully accessible […]

Call To Action

Congress continues to deliberate continued aid towards the COVID-19 pandemic, talks have been underway regarding a stimulus 4 aid package. Through the National Council and their members, we are requesting an emergency appropriation of $38.5 billion for providers of mental health and addiction treatment services to be included in the next stimulus package considered by […]

Planning & Response re: COVID-19 for persons with disabilities

NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION MARCH 3, 2020 THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THE RIGHTS AND NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGHOUT ALL COVID-19 PLANNING AND RESPONSE  CLOSE EXISTING GAPS, MINIMIZE IMPACT AND OPTIMIZE LIMITED RESOURCES FOR OPTIMAL COMMUNITY-WIDE OUTCOMES   The disability advocacy organizations identified below and a coalition of disability […]

Continue Your Advocacy

The following is from Alan Bolter of the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.  The language and information are relevant.  It also suggests that, if the legislature does insist on pilots or demonstrations, they need to include certain protections for enrollees and adequate evaluation of the pilots. Please use as you see fit, but […]

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ACTION ALERT: Please Remove Section 234 from the Senate DHHS Budget

Click Here Now To Email Your Senator     As you know, this week the Senate DHHS subcommittees released their FY18 budget recommendations. While this is the first step of the process, we have significant concerns with the Senate’s recommendation contained in a new boilerplate section 234, which calls for the privatization of the entire […]