Join Californians with Disabilities to Advocate for Health Care

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3 women all chair users leading the March at the capitol holding the Disability Action Coalition bannerOn June 13, 2017, people with disabilities from all over California will gather for Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD), one of the nation’s largest cross-disability events.Disability Capitol Action Day is an annual event coordinated by The Disability Action Coalition as an opportunity for people of cross disabilities, their families and allies to come together in solidarity to learn about disability community resources, become educated on potential policies that could impact our daily lives and collaborate with our fellow disability community members to educate policy makers on the issues we care about most. DCAD is one of the nation’s largest cross disability days of unity. The Disability Action Coalition is a coalition of over 40 disability rights organizations and allies, with logistical support from California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC).

In response to the threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this year’s theme is, “Keep California Healthy,” and the focus is on health care programs and services that most directly affect persons with disabilities.

two women, and a man pose in front of the ADA 25 backdrop “Disability access means access for everyone,” said CFILC Executive Director Teresa Favuzzi. “This is the one day of the year when people with disabilities from all over the state with all types of disabilities come together and have our voices heard.”

This year thousands of people will come together in unity for DCAD. Activities will begin at Cesar E. Chavez Plaza in Downtown Sacramento and will continue to the South side of the State Capitol for announcements and legislative visits.

Participants will have the chance to honor the champions of the disability rights movement and motivate our future leaders with disabilities.

In 2015, over 2,000 Californians with disabilities and their allies came together to celebrate community and advocate for themselves at the State Capitol in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Women with sunglasses giving the photographer a thumbs up while she speaks with a man in a power chair in front of the Ability Tools booth We hope you’ll join us this year for:

  • Disability Community Resource Fair – Cesar Chavez Plaza
  • Educational Rally – Cesar Chavez Plaza
  • March from Cesar Chavez Plaza to south steps of State Capitol
  • Legislative Visits

ASL interpreters, Spanish & Chinese translations, and text captioning will be provided

For more information and to register yourself/ group for a FREE lunch, please visit:  Registration closes Thursday June 9th. If you are not able to register by June 9th please still attend, this event is open to everyone!

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