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Advocacy Updates

Town Hall: Disability Feedback as Chicago Reopens

06.09.21

Reminder to those of you in Chicago! This afternoon is an important online session on re-opening the City of Chicago....

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Advocacy Updates

Spring 2021 Illinois State Legislative Disability Roundup

06.03.21

Access Living friends and allies: Late last night, the Illinois legislature finally adjourned the spring session. A $42 billion state...

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Advocacy Updates

The Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) Passes the Senate!

05.28.21

Today, the Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) has passed the Senate. While we are incredibly excited for this...

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Blog

This June: Building Intersectional Disability Communities Through Art + Conversation Series

05.27.21

Creative space is important for advocates too! As some of you know, Access Living has an Arts & Culture initiative...

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Advocacy Updates

Updates from Access Living: Illinois Housing Relief; Child Stimulus Checks; New Federal Special Ed Guidance

05.24.21

Access Living friends and allies: Today, we'd like to share a few key updates that affect people with disabilities. Read...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Federal ASAP Act of 2021: Funding Accessibility in Public Transportation

05.20.21

Access Living friends and allies: This week, we're excited to share that a new bill about improving public transportation accessibility...

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Advocacy Updates

Updates from Access Living: CESSA Passes Illinois Senate Committee! Here’s What Happens Next

05.20.21

Access Living friends and allies: We are pleased to share that the Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) passed...

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Action Alerts

URGENT ACTION ALERT! Support Disability Disaster Planning in Illinois

05.20.21

Access Living friends and allies: Today, we'd like to amplify an urgent action alert from an Illinois group called PPE...

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Press Releases & Statements

Senators Duckworth, Brown, and Casey Introduce Legislation to Make Public Transit More Accessible

05.18.21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2021 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with U.S. Senate Committee on...

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Action Alerts

Advocacy Alert: Crunch Time for CESSA! Take Action Today

05.17.21

Access Living friends and allies: On 5/18, the CESSA bill will be heard by Illinois Senators in the Behavioral and...

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