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Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 22, 2017 - Disability Rights California (DRC) and the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) today called on the California congressional delegation to preserve access to Medicaid services (Medi-Cal in CA). The plea comes on the eve of the House’s March 23 vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 21, 2017 - The House plans a full floor vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday, March 23. The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers and Disability Rights California will hold a news conference to urge Congress to preserve access to Medicaid services (Medi-Cal in CA). Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 9, 2017 - This statement is from Catherine Blakemore, Executive Director of Disability Rights California, on the American Health Care Act: “Disability Rights California is deeply disappointed in the newly unveiled American Health Care Act (AHCA), which attacks essential programs for people with disabilities. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) January 9, 2017 - Disability Rights California (DRC) found the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which licenses nursing homes, does not consistently impose adequate penalties when a resident’s death is caused by staff misconduct. As a result, nursing home residents remain in harm’s way. The finding is contained in a report (http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/703101.pdf) DRC released today following an investigation into the deaths of nursing home residents. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) November 2, 2016 - Disability Rights California (DRC) will operate a toll-free hotline on Primary Election Day, November 8, for voters with disabilities. The service is designed to help those who have difficulty accessing polling places, casting ballots or simply have questions about voting. The toll-free number for voice calls is 888-569-7955. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) June 1, 2016 - Disability Rights California (DRC) will operate a toll-free hotline on Primary Election Day, June 7, for voters with disabilities. The service is designed to help those who have difficulty accessing polling places, casting ballots or simply have questions about voting. The toll-free number for voice calls is 888-569-7955. The statewide number for video calls is 800-719-5798. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) February 18, 2016 - Students with mental health needs are denied an equal education as a result of their placement in a segregated school operated by the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), according to a class action lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles federal court. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) January 8, 2016 - Disability Rights California (DRC) issued the following responses to key issues in the governor’s proposed budget released today: People with Developmental Disabilities – The governor’s budget provides $80 million for targeted investments in the developmental services system. Read more