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Press Releases & Statements

Statement from CEO Karen Tamley on the 31st Anniversary of the ADA

07.26.21

As the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on...

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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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Access Living Statement: Amended Affordable Requirements Ordinance for Housing

04.22.21

Access Living along with our coalition partners at the Chicago Housing Initiative (CHI), do not support City Council’s passage this...

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Access Living Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

04.21.21

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty yesterday —on all counts — of the brutal and senseless...

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Statement Regarding the Shooting of Adam Toledo

04.16.21

Yesterday, authorities released body camera video that shows the horrific shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo by Chicago Police on March...

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Statement: Disability Cannot be Used as Cover for Voter Oppression

04.07.21

Our democracy depends on every American having access to the ballot box. Yet, disturbing echoes of the oppressive new voting...

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Access Living Statement on Mass Shootings

03.31.21

Connecting mental illness to mass shootings is inappropriate and dangerous. It exacerbates and promotes harmful, inaccurate stereotypes about people with...

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Statement Against Asian American Pacific Islander Hate and Violence

03.17.21

Yesterday evening eight people were tragically killed at three separate spas in Georgia. Six of the people killed were Asian...

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March 1, 2021: Chicago Observes National Disability Day of Mourning

03.01.21

Access Living friends and allies: Today, March 1, is the National Disability Day of Mourning. Each year, we pause to...

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State of Illinois Expands Vaccine Eligibility to People with Disabilities

02.25.21

Access Living friends and allies: Today, the State of Illinois is officially expanding Phase 1B of its vaccine rollout plan...

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