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Press Releases & Statements

Breaking News: CESSA signed into law by Governor Pritzker

08.25.21

August 25, 2021 CHICAGO – Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Community Emergency Services and Supports Act (CESSA) into...

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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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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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Action Alerts

ILLINOIS ACTION ALERT: Support CESSA Bill Today!

04.06.21

Access Living friends and allies, Today, disability advocates across Illinois are calling on our legislators to support the Community Emergency...

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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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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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Virtual Town Hall – Emergency Response Alternatives

07.13.20

Join Access Living for a Virtual Town Hall to learn about the Community Emergency Services and Support Act (CESSA), an Illinois...

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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

Media Alert: Responding to Mental/Behavioral Emergencies Without Police Saves Lives

07.09.20

During an emergency, the needs of people with mental and behavioral disabilities are too often misunderstood, leading to police killings...

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