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Press Releases & Statements

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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Action Alerts

URGENT ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT: Support CESSA Today!

04.21.21

Today, disability advocates across Illinois are calling on our legislators to support the Community Emergency Services and Support Act (CESSA). CESSA is...

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Press Releases & Statements

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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Action Alerts

ACTION ALERT: Support Illinois CESSA Bill

03.18.21

Access Living friends and allies, This Friday, March 19, the Community Emergency Services and Support Act (CESSA) will be heard...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Highlights: Our Current Work on Illinois State Bills

03.08.21

Access Living friends and allies, Here in Illinois, it is a very busy time for state policy advocacy. Our state...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

End Use of Federal Funding for Police in Schools

02.08.21

Access Living along with nearly 100 student-led and community-led civil rights, education, and disability rights organizations have signed onto a...

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Action Alerts

Action Alert: Ask Illinois Legislators to Support CESSA for Non Police Alternatives to Emergency Crises

07.15.20

Earlier this week we hosted a virtual town hall this evening with impacted community members and legislators about a state...

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Press Releases & Statements

“My Brother Would Still be Alive Today.” CESSA Bill Would Create Alternative Emergency Response System for Mental/Behavioral Emergencies

07.13.20

Chicago — July 13, 2020 — Access Living, Chicago’s leading service and advocacy center for people with disabilities, hosted a...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living’s Continued Commitment to Anti-Racism and Racial Justice

05.29.20

The Access Living staff and community, like so many of you, grieve the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,...

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Action Alerts

Chicago Police Department Seeks Community Feedback

01.28.20

In February, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) will have four community input opportunities on issues impacting people from many different...

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