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Bill Endorsement: Medicare Crisis Program Act

May 11, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On May 1, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Medicare Crisis Program Act (H.R. 6674) to address the growing number of uninsured Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation would protect the health and well-being of millions of people by dramatically expanding access to Medicare and Medicaid. […]

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Leading in the Age of COVID-19 – Sector Leadership Spot

May 11, 2020

By Brian J. G. LaChance, Esq., United Way Worldwide When considering a topic important to our sector, times being what they are, only one came to mind: COVID-19. I’m not a medical professional nor a politician, so I can only approach the subject from a participant leadership perspective. As a member of United Way Worldwide’s […]

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Better Together. . . A New Expression – Sector Leadership Spot

May 4, 2020

By Kenneth Johnson, The Salvation Army Recently The Salvation Army joined with others in making the heart-breaking decision to cancel preplanned conferences. For our organization it was a National Advisory Organizations Conference planned under the theme “Better Together.” In these unprecedented times our silent enemy COVID-19 decided to send us all to our separate global […]

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Protecting Americans’ Right to Vote during the Coronavirus Crisis

May 4, 2020

By Zachary Tashman From the Presidential contest down to races for local offices, November’s elections will have profound consequences on the human services community. These elections will determine policy decisions as small as the construction of new parks, to decisions as large as the nomination of Supreme Court Justices. To uphold the legitimacy of our […]

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Rallying for Disability Rights in the time of COVID-19?

April 27, 2020

By Peter V. Berns, The Arc It has been more than a month since the Coronavirus changed our day to day life and impacted the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans. But did you know that the current pandemic poses an even greater risk to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, common conditions like […]

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