21-year-old San Diego Community College student with severe muscular dystrophy fights Brown adminstration for right to remain in his own home with family

CDCAN DISABILITY RIGHTS REPORT  CALIFORNIA DISABILITY COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK #175-2012 – December 4, 2012 – Tuesday Night California Budget Crisis: 20121204 – Pablo Carranza v Toby Douglas Dept of Health Care Services (24 Pages – Filed Dec 04 2012).pdf 21 YEAR OLD SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT WITH SEVERE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY FIGHTS BROWN ADMINISTRATION FOR RIGHT TO REMAIN IN HIS OWN HOME WITH FAMILY Disability Rights California Files Lawsuit in Federal Court on Behalf of Pablo Carranza to Require State to Continue to Provide Level of Medi-Cal Funded Supports Carranza Is A Big Denver Broncos Fan – Wants To Live […]

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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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