The Fight of Our Lives: Threats Continue in 2018

Wednesday, July 25
9:20 AM - 10:05 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom ABC

We continue to be in the fight of our lives to protect effective federal programs and civil rights laws that make it possible for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live in the community and thrive. In Congress, massive cuts to Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) remain on the table, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other important civil rights laws are under attack. Learn about the latest threats, the important role that chapters of The Arc are already playing in this fight

Members of The Arc’s public policy team will:

(1)Share up-to-date information about the latest threats in Congress and what we expect for the rest of 2018;

(2)Highlight examples of ways that chapters of The Arc are already taking major steps to work with The Arc’s national office to fight against cuts.

(3)Review available resources to support chapters in taking action, and share upcoming opportunities for chapters to work with The Arc’s national office to ramp up our advocacy for the rest of 2018.

Nicole Jorwic

Director of Rights Policy
The Arc of the United States

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Marty Ford

Senior Executive Officer, Federal Public Policy
The Arc of the United States

Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy, has over 30 years of experience in federal public policy issues affecting people with disabilities. She has represented The Arc on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies on issues including long term services and supports (including Medicaid), the Supplemental Security Income program, and Social Security disability issues, and has testified numerous times before Congress, including before the House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittees, Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and House Budget Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee. Ms. Ford served three years as Chairperson of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of over 100 national organizations, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the CCD Task Force on Financial Security. Ms. Ford is currently the Vice-Chair of the Advance CLASS Board of Directors and serves on the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Claire Manning

Director of Advocacy and Mobilization
The Arc of the United States

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