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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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Indiana Disability Rights Goals and Priorities Survey – Share your thoughts!

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

Indiana Disability Rights provides many types of advocacy services to individuals with disabilities. They are currently developing goals for the upcoming year, and they are now taking feedback on what disability issues are most important to you and your community. If you would like to share your thoughts, you can complete the survey here.

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Controversial bill would delay accessibility fixes

Information courtesy of National Council on Independent Living, the National Disability Rights Network

Back in 2015, Fifth Freedom told you about a controversial bill introduced by the House, the ADA Education and Reform Act (HR 620). This bill was assigned to a congressional committee last month.

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Public Transportation Survey – Responses due by October 24

Information courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit

Public transportation is essential for everyone, especially people with disabilities, seniors, individuals and families with low incomes to access employment, education, health services, and community programs. The Indiana Department of Transportation-Transit wants to hear from you about your unmet transportation needs, gaps in transportation services, and recommendations to improve transportation options in and around LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, and Huntington Counties. Your responses will help guide updates to the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan.

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Speak out about public transportation in Indiana! Transportation needs survey

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office, and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) want to hear from you about your transportation needs. Responses will be used to help update the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan. If you would like to help, and have eight minutes to spare, please complete the brief survey here.

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