June 16, 2014
(Albany, NY) - As we mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision, the landmark case guaranteeing the right of people with disabilities to live in the community, New York has an opportunity to make the decision a reality for thousands of people with disabilities by passing Governor Cuomo's legislation to create an Advanced Home Health Aide. After a great deal of advocacy, the Assembly has entered negotiations with a commitment to pass this legislation this year. The Disability Community is now calling on the Senate to end its political stalemate and negotiate in good faith. With the clock ticking, we are watching. Your commitment to the basic civil rights of people with disabilities will be judged based on your action, or lack of action, this week.
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