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Fort Wayne installs more accessible parking downtown

Information courtesy of Wane-TV

Last month, Dan Headlee had to go to small claims court in Fort Wayne. Headlee, a veteran with disabilities, found that there were no accessible parking spaces next to the building, so he contacted WANE-TV for help. WANE-TV asked Fifth Freedom to come investigate.

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Thank you for helping a disability advocate find a new home!

A while back, Fifth Freedom sent out a series of messages about Alan Spaulding. We asked for donations to help this lifelong disability advocate and his service dog relocate to an accessible home. Recently, they were able to do just that.

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Social Security Caregiver Credit Act

Information courtesy of Disability.gov

Many people take time away from the workplace to care for family members with disabilities. Congress is considering a bill that would allow these caregivers to continue earning Social Security benefits while away from work.

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Free national parks pass for people with disabilities

Information courtesy of the National Parks Service

Spring’s almost here, so get out and enjoy the great outdoors! And now, people with disabilities can enjoy federal recreation sites for free.

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Election Assistance Commission approves proof of citizenship requirement for voter registration

Information courtesy of NPR and AmericaBlog.com

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) has approved requests from Alabama, Georgia, and Kansas to require proof of citizenship to register to vote. EAC has amended the state-specific instructions for the federal voter registration form to include the proof of citizenship requirement.

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