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Brooks Ashby on caregivers, working families, and the 2012 elections

This Election the American Working Class spoke and we spoke loudly! I campaigned from precinct to precinct, and phone banked as well.  We won the Presidency of the United States, State Legislative Offices, important propositions 32 and 30, and Mayor of San Diego.  Winning this election will help the future of UDW’s homecare.  This was the most important election I had the privilege of working on.  I feel a strength of character, strength of organizing, strength of Union. I’m so excited for our future this is one election I’ll never ever forget in my lifetime.  God bless America, God bless our Union….U Go 3930!” […]

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Assembly passes by vote of 42 to 25 controversial "Home Care Services Act of 2012" bill – SB 411 heads back to state senate for final vote

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT  CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #133-2012 – August 16, 2012 – Thursday Night Advocacy Without Borders: One Community – Accountability With Action California Legislature: ASSEMBLY PASSES CONTROVERSIAL “HOME CARE SERVICES ACT  OF 2012” BILL – SB 411 HEADS BACK TO STATE SENATE FOR FINAL VOTE Bill Impacts Private Sector Home Care Organizations and Home Care Aides Would Put In Place Licensure for Those Provider Organizations and Certification Requirements for Approximately 70,000 Home Care Aides

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Laura Reyes gives stirring speech to AFSCME convention as she becomes Secretary/Treasurer of the union

LAURA REYES: President McEntee, President Saunders, members of the International Executive Board, sisters and brothers: I am proud and honored that you have chosen me to serve as International Secretary-Treasurer of this union we all love. Today, we celebrate not victory, but solidarity. We celebrate not a campaign won, but a collective vision affirmed. A vision that promises a better future for AFSCME members and working families throughout this country. We’ve had quite a week, filled with joy, challenges, excitement and, yes, tension. But that emotion comes from our singular passion for public service. I want to recognize Danny Donohue […]

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Ed Roberts, father of independent living movement, to be inducted into California Hall of Fame

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #197-2011 – DECEMBER 7, 2011 – WEDNESDAY   One of 10 Other Californians To Be Honored In December 8th Ceremony In Sacramento Hosted by Governor  Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Brown SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN)  [Last updated 12/07/2011 05:00 PM] –  The late Ed Roberts, revered by people with disabilities and seniors across the nation for his trail blazing work as a disability and civil rights leader, will be one of 10 Californians to be inducted in the California Hall of Fame, in a ceremony hosted by Governor Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Brown on December 8th, […]

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Medical certification requirement for IHSS

Please Share this Important Information With Your IHSS Clients Starting August 1, 2011, all current IHSS recipients–and new applicants for the program–must have a licensed health care professional provide medical certification that the recipient has a medical need for IHSS.  Under the law, your client should receive a new medical certification form (SOC 873) during or shortly after his or her annual assessment. (This is in addition to the form usually requested by the social worker during the assessment.) The SOC 873  form must be filled out by a licensed health care professional and returned to the county within 45 days […]

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