Sunday, June 14, 2009

JFAAN White House Meeting

Leaders of the disability rights advocacy group Justice for All Action Network (JFAAN), including ASAN President Ari Ne'eman, visited the White House recently to meet with senior administration officials regarding disability policy priorities. The issues that were addressed in the meeting included health care, community supports and services, housing, education and school abuse prevention, transportation, and employment.

The JFAAN leaders stressed the importance of working with disability rights groups and self-advocates in making policy decisions. JFAAN is currently organizing policy working groups in the areas of employment policy, health care reform, and grassroots organizing. It also holds weekly policy calls. Those who are interested in participating on the weekly calls or one of the working groups should write to to reach organizer Sarah Peterson.

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