Category Archives: national council on independent living

Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Disability advocates across the nation are continuing the fight to save Medicaid and preserve our healthcare, our lives and our liberty. Medicaid is the primary funder of home and community based services that provide independence and freedom, preventing older and disabled people from being shoved away in nursing facilities to die. This latest Alert from our friends at … Continue reading Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Urge Your Congress Members to Attend Assisted Suicide Briefing Jan. 12th

Two of the speakers at a January 12th Congressional Briefing on assisted suicide will be disability rights advocates: Anne Sommers, Board Chair of Not Dead Yet, and Lindsay Baran, Policy Analyst of the National Council on Independent Living. Please urge your members of Congress to attend this important bipartisan briefing on Thursday, January 12, in … Continue reading Urge Your Congress Members to Attend Assisted Suicide Briefing Jan. 12th

NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

As NDY previously reported, Lindsay Baran of the National Council on Independent Living, Anne Sommers of NDY and several other disability advocates testified on July 10th against an assisted suicide bill pending before the District of Columbia Council Health and Human Services Committee.  The NDY blog on the DC hearing included a video of Anne … Continue reading NCIL’s Lindsay Baran & NDY’s Anne Sommers Collaborate on Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

[Editor’s Note:  The October 1, 2015 press release below is also available online in PDF format through PRWeb here.  The friend-of-the-court brief described in the release can be read here.] Not Dead Yet and Five Other National Disability Groups File Friend of the Court Brief in New Mexico Supreme Court in Assisted Suicide Case On … Continue reading NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

NDY Board Chair Anne Sommers delivers powerful testimony (video)

The disability community turned out in force to oppose an assisted suicide bill currently pending in the District of Columbia, and our help is still needed. The DC Council’s Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing on the bill (B21-38) on July 10th, and NDY’s Board Chair, Anne Sommers, delivered powerful testimony. Her full … Continue reading NDY Board Chair Anne Sommers delivers powerful testimony (video)