Activism

 

Comedy Central's "Drunk History" presents a lighthearted but truthful look at one of the key early moments of the Disability Rights Movement.

Redarrow  Click below for updated Statewide Advocacy documents:
     [2018 NYS Budget Report Card] [2018 NYS Disability Priority Agenda

Redarrow  Click here for a list of National and State Lawmaker Contacts

Equal opportunity and independence for people with disabilities isn't just a matter of individual skills or determination. It's also about having sound practices, policies, and laws throughout society ... from schools and local businesses, to employers large and small, to local, state, and national government. While NCCI helps individuals resolve their own advocacy issues, we also pursue broader activism goals that can make life better for all people with disabilities. We look to improve physical accessibility, full community integration, and equal opportunity in:

Picture of a young man holding a sign reading Disability Rights

  • Accessibility
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health Care and Long Term Care
  • Transportation
  • Business and Commerce
  • Recreation
  • Voting and Citizenship

If you are interested in any of these issues and want to join the fight for equality and independence for people with disabilities, we want to hear from you. Contact Executive Director Robert Poulin at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 518-563-9058.

For day-to-day developments in local, state, and national disability issues, follow NCCI’s blog and social media sites:

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2018 Action Alerts

1/29/18 - Notes on Governor's Proposed Budget.
2/12/18 - Urgent Action Alert: Don't Let Congress Chip Away at the ADA!
4/9/18 - Call Today in Support of the EMPOWER Care Act!
5/29/18 - Urge your member of Congress to co-sponsor the TIME Act!
6/12/18 - Ombudsman Program
6/16/18 - Two Action Alerts: Electronc Visit Verification and Source Of Income Bill

2017 Action Alerts

1/10/17 - Act Now to Protect Healthcare & Medicaid!
1/17/17 - Tell Congress to Protect the Rights of PWD when Repealing the ACA!
1/25/17 - Increase Funding for Independent Living Centers
2/16/17 - Wage Crisis in Consumer Direction
2/28/17 - Home Modification / Visitability Tax Credit
3/7/17 - Media Release - Gov. Cuomo: Don’t Turn the Clock Back on Disability Rights!
3/7/17 - Support Disability Rights Advocates Protesting at the Capitol!
3/8/17 - Albany Action Recap
3/22/17 - Call Today to Oppose the American Health Care Act!
3/23/17 - Independent Living Center Funding
3/27/17 - Visitability Tax Credit
3/29/17 - Call For Independent Living Center Funding
4/5/17 - Urge Congress To Vote Against The AHCA!
4/11/17 - The Harmful Health Care Bill is Coming Back - Call Congress Now!
4/24/17 - Action Alert: Pooled Trusts
4/27/17 - Action Alert: Act Today to Ensure Paratransit is Affordable.
5/2/17 - Action Alert: Call-In Day to Protect Medicaid and Health Care!
5/4/17 - Action Alert: Call Today to Protect Medicaid and Health Care!
5/9/17 - Action Alert: The End Of Paratransit?
5/12/17 - Action Alert: Announcement and Public Meeting on Clinton County Paratransit.
5/26/17 - Action Alert and Update: Paratransit Advocacy ... #SaveOurBusSystem.
6/6/17 - Online Petition: Don't Eliminate Paratransit in Clinton County, NY.
6/27/17 - NCCI Blog: Questions About Health Care.
6/27/17 - A Call To Action From NCIL's Executive Director.
7/12/17 - Action Alert: Call Members of Congress About the Senate Healthcare Bill.
8/1/17 - Action Alert: Urge Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the TIME Act!
9/15/17 - Action Alert: Call Now to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal Proposal!
9/21/17 - Action Alert: Call Congressional Representatives from New York to Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill.
10/11/17 - Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the Visitability Tax Credit Bill!
12/4/17 - Action Alert: Last Chance to Stop the Dangerous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
12/8/17 - Action Alert: Call In Day on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
12/17/17 - Action Alert: Call In Day on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Disability Activism Information and Resources

New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL)
New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC)
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
National Council on Disability
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
American Association of Persons with Disabilities (AAPD)
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
The Arc
Rooted In Rights
Disability Visibility Project