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National Voter Registration Day is September 26

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

The central idea of disability advocacy is “nothing about us without us.” This is the idea that representatives should not make decisions that impact a group without that group’s full and active participation in the decision making process. The first and perhaps most important step is voting.

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Presenters wanted for Indiana Conference on Disability – Deadline September 15, 2017

Information courtesy of The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities

The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities is pleased to issue a call for presenters for the 23rd Annual Conference on Disability to be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, December 4-5, 2017. This year’s theme is “Independence: Achieving the Good Life with Choice and Support”. The conference will feature Senator Tom Harkin, disability rights champion and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day – Treat Yourself to a Blizzard and Support Riley Children’s Hospital – July 27 Across the State

Information courtesy of Riley Children’s Hospital and Dairy Queen

Need a great excuse to cheat on your diet? On July 27, Dairy Queen locations across the state will celebrate Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day. For each Blizzard purchased, Dairy Queen will donate to Riley Children’s Hospital! Find a location near you here. (Scroll down to “Find a Participating Store Near You”.)

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National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 17 to 21

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 17 to 21. If you are already registered to vote, you need to re-register if you have moved to a new district or changed your name. You can register online at http://fifthfreedom.org/l/vote .

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Senate Prepares to Vote on American Health Care Act – Vote expected before July 4 holiday

Information courtesy of the National Council on Independent Living, NBC News, and the Congressional Budget Office

Last month, the House passed the highly controversial American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Since then, a group of thirteen Senators have been working behind closed doors to produce the Senate’s own version of the bill. The changes are not expected to be drastic, but for those outside of the Senate working group, just how different the new bill will be is impossible to say.

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