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Ford Foundation Launches First-Ever U.S. Disability Rights Program

10.15.21

New York—The Ford Foundation today announced the launch of its first-ever grantmaking program focused on advancing the rights of people...

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Gov. Pritzker Eliminates the Sub-minimum Wage in State Contracting

10.05.21

Governor Pritzker has ended, by Executive Order, the use of sub-minimum wages for people with disabilities employed by state vendors....

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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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Updates on Our Current Work on Illinois State Disability Bills

04.26.21

Today, we'd like to update you on the status of several important disability-related bills in the Illinois legislature. Each year...

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Access Living Joins 23 Organizations in Push for Investment in Public Transportation

04.22.21

Access Living has joined 23 other area organizations to deliver a letter to the Illinois Congressional delegation to push for...

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Access Living CEO Karen Tamley Named to 2021 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship

02.12.21

CHICAGO, IL (February 12, 2021) – Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) announced today 26 C-level and senior executives selected for the...

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BREAKING: State of Illinois Updates Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility

02.10.21

February 10, 2021 Following on today's earlier announcement about changes to the Covid-19 Phase 1B vaccine plan, we want to...

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Updates from Access living: Cold Weather, Vaccine Updates, Federal Covid-19 Relief, Masks on Public Transportation, Amtrak Settlement

02.04.21

We have a lot of important updates for you today. Bitter Cold in Cook County - Dangerously Low Temperatures Expected:...

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Access Living Vaccine Town Hall, Immigration Victory, Police Use of Force Webinar, Transition Advocacy, and Chicago Taxi Access!

01.29.21

Today we have a roundup of key updates on different topics…the Covid-19 vaccine, immigration issues, education access, transportation. It has...

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Andrés Gallegos, Named New chairman of the National Council on Disability

01.22.21

We are thrilled to announce that our immediate past board chairman, longtime board member, and Access Living ally, Andrés Gallegos,...

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