Advocacy

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Disability Activism

Take Action!

Equal opportunity and independence for people with disabilities isn’t just a matter of skills and determination. It’s also about good practices, policies, and laws. NCCI helps people resolve their own advocacy issues. At the same time, we also pursue activism that can make life better for everyone with disabilities. NCCI works to improve accessibility, community integration, and equal opportunity in:

  • Accessibility

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Health Care and Long Term Care

  • Transportation

  • Businesses

  • Recreation

  • Voting and Citizenship

If you are interested in any of these issues, we want to hear from you. Call us at 518-563-9058, Ext. 107.

This list is just to get you started. NCCI does not approve or guarantee the information or services offered by any of these organizations or their websites. We do our best to keep these links up to date. Please let us know if any of the links don’t work, or if there are other websites that should be on the list.


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Action Alerts

2019

1/11/19 - Act Now to Ensure All Voting Reforms Are Accessible!
2/24/19 - Act Now To #SaveCDPA.
2/26/19 - Independent Living Center Funding.
3/15/19 - Act Now to Save CDPA!
6/19/19 - Money Follows The Person
6/22/19 - County Transportation Meetings
7/9/19 - Transformation To Competitive Employment Act

2018

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 Action Alert.
6/16/18 - Electronic Visit Verification and Source Of Income Bills.
8/10/18 - The Problem With Banning Plastic Straws.
8/29/18 - Plastic Straws.
11/28/18 - Urge Governor Cuomo to Enact the Small Business Tax Credit!
12/13/18 - Support Money Follows The Person.

2017

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 - 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 an ILC Funding Increase.
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 - Pooled Trusts.
4/27/17 - Act Today to Ensure Paratransit is Affordable.
5/2/17 - Action Alert: Call-In Day to Protect Medicaid and Health Care!
5/4/17 - Call House Members Today to Defeat the AHCA
5/9/17 - The End Of Paratransit?
5/12/17 - Announcement and Public Meeting on Clinton County Paratransit.
5/26/17 - #SaveOurBusSystem.
6/6/17 - #SaveOurBusSystem ... Updates.
7/12/17 - Senate Healhcare Bill.
8/1/17 - Urge Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the TIME Act!
8/29.17 - Paratransit Hearings on September 13th, 2017
9/15/17 - Call Now to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal Proposal!
9/18/17 - Paratransit Vote Coming!
9/21/17 - Call Congressional Reps from NY to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Bill.
10/11/17 - Urge Governor Cuomo to Sign the Visitability Tax Credit Bill!
11/13/17 - Fully Fund Access To Home.
12/4/17 - Last Chance to Stop the Dangerous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
12/8/17 - Call In Day on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.