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Legislation: Activists

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State Listings:   AZ / NY    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


New Sign Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities USICD and a community of over 800 disability, veteran and allied organizations, and countless individuals, are committed to United Statesí leadership in promoting the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. They believe the ratification of the CRPD will allow the U.S. to continue in our global leadership on disability rights. They therefore urge the Senate to continue the bipartisan tradition of supporting the disability community by uniting in support of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

New Sign U.S. International Council on Disabilities is a non-profit, membership, constituent-led organization committed to building bridges between American and international disability communities and cultures. Through a wide range of projects and programs, USICD promotes the inclusion of disability perspectives in U.S. foreign policy and aid and provides opportunities for domestic disability rights organizations to interface with their international counterparts. USICDís major initiatives leverage a membership that spans organizations and individuals in more than 30 U.S. states and a number of foreign countries.


New Sign ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Speak Up, Speak Out is a grassroots network sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation that includes people with epilepsy, their families, friends, and others who are interested in epilepsy and activities in legislation. If you join Speak Up, Speak Out, you will receive e-mail updates about important issues before Congress regarding epilepsy, track Congressional activities on the special section of the Epilepsy Foundation, send e-mail to your local members of Congress and find information from the Epilepsy Foundation advocacy action. Make yourself heard and be a part of the collective voice on issues that affect people with epilepsy!


Join an e-mail listserv and phone tree to help you stay or become involved in legislative advocacy. If you have email, you can join an advocacy listserv provided by anArizona Disability Advocacy Coalition member to keep up-to-date on bill status and advocacy information. To sign up, contact the Arizona Bridge to Independent Living. If you donít have email, contact the Governorís Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) at 602-277-4986 to join the Self-Advocacy Coalitionís advocacy phone tree to get, and forward legislative advocacy alerts by phone.

New York

Disabled in Action of Metropolitan New York is a civil rights organization committed to ending discrimination against people with disabilities ó all disabilities. They fight to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from enjoying full equality in American society. Founded in 1970, DIA is a democratic, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, membership organization. DIA consists primarily of and is directed by people with disabilities. They believe in the motto, ""Nothing about us without us!" For more information, send mail to Post Office Box 30954, Port Authority Station, New York, NY 10011-0109, Phone & Fax 718-261-3737 or if hearing impaired, use 711 relay service.

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