Advocates’ big day in Sacramento

Disability & Aging Capital Action Day in Sacramento saw the Disability Action Center and California Association of Retired Americans join forces to push for several pro-disability and seniors bills under consideration by legislators.

Disability Action Center’s Talmadge House was one of the emcees in the plaza before the march into the capitol building, speaking before hundreds of supporters.

After the rally, DAC systems change advocates Talmadge House and Dan Murphy joined CARA reps (many of whom attend the Redding meetings every month) in advocating for SB 512 (establish a trust fund for long term services and supports) and AB 1434 (reinstate COLA for SSI recipients) in state rep Kevin Ki

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Disability Action Center and CARA staff visit state senator Kevin Kiley’s office in Sacramento during Aging and Disability Capitol Action Day, pressing for support of long term care and increases in cost of living (COLA) for the disabled and seniors (Dan Murphy photo for DAC).

ley and Brian Dahle’s offices, among many other legislators.

Statewide advocate Ally Cannington’s (Disability Action Coalition) takeaways from the big day:

  • Over 1,200 people with disabilities, seniors and allies attended in person

  • 8 people with disabilities and older adults publicly shared their stories in relation to priority budget asks & bills

  • 35 resource fair exhibitors at Cesar Chavez Plaza

  • All 120 legislative offices were visited by CARA & DAC Legislative Teams

  • Media & Press through Good Day Sacramento, Kaiser Health News, KFBK Radio, KFMR Disability Rap, and KPFA Pushing Limits

  • Featured award winning, local Sacramento artist, Kendra DeÀnna

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