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Name: Richard E. Neal
Position: House (MA, 1)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Elizabeth O
Telephone: 202-225-5601
Email: elizabeth.ohara@mail.house.gov
Address: 341 Cannon House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 7 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor: Yes

Message and Talking Points

Contacts

Ellen Taverna writes on 7/31/2018 at 1:18PM:
Ellen Taverna met with Patrick O'Connor, LA on 7/26 since Elizabeth O'Hara was not available. Patrick didn't know why Rep. Neal isn't on the DIA yet. He was fairly certain he would be on it soon and that the delay may be because Neal is the Ranking Member of Ways & Means. Elizabeth O'Hara called on on 7/27 to tell me that Rep Neal is joining DIA and she reached out to Amy Bos in Sensenbrenner's office already.

Bruce Darling writes on 6/18/2018 at 12:44PM:
Jim and I had a call with Elizabeth O'Hara. We answered a few questions:
- Is there any opposition? (No)
- What committee is it in? (E&C/Judiciary)

She agree to run this by the Congressman.

Bruce Darling writes on 6/18/2018 at 10:58AM:
From: Bruce Darling
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 10:55 AM
To: 'Elizabeth.O'Hara@mail.house.gov' <Elizabeth.O'Hara@mail.house.gov>
Cc: 'jcastellani@adlibcil.org' <jcastellani@adlibcil.org>; 'jkruidenier@stavros.org' <jkruidenier@stavros.org>; 'Steven Higgins' <SHiggins@iacil.org>; 'Sadie@masilc.org' <Sadie@masilc.org>; Rhoda Gibson <Rhodagibson2@gmail.com>; bhenning@bostoncil.org; Stephanie Woodward <swoodward@cdrnys.org>; 'Dawn Russell' <cdawnrussell1965@gmail.com>; 'Jennifer McPhail' <jennifer.adapt@sbcglobal.net>; 'Sheryl Grossman' <sheryl@ncil.org>; Lindsay Baran <lindsay@ncil.org>; Gregg Beratan <gberatan@cdrnys.org>
Subject: Cosponsorship of the Disability Integration Act

Congressman Neal was a cosponsor of the Disability Integration Act during the 114th Congress, but he has not yet signed on as a DIA cosponsor during the 115th (HR5689). The bills are virtually identical. Only very minor changes were made to address some drafting issues which has resulted in even more broad-based support for the bill. Attached is an information packet explaining DIA. If the Congressman has some concern preventing him from supporting this critically important civil rights legislation that protects the Constitutional rights to Life and Liberty for Disabled Americans, we would like to discuss that. Thank you.

Bruce Darling
ADAPT

Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 4:50PM:
ADAPT members met with staff on May 16th. They indicated that the Congressman would most likely support. Follow up with Elizabeth B. O'Hara, Deputy Chief of Staff, by emailing Elizabeth.O'Hara@mail.house.gov

Bruce Darling writes on 9/27/2017 at 3:30PM:
On September 27th, ADAPT members - as part of the Fall Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.

Bruce Darling writes on 5/17/2017 at 4:45PM:
On May 17th, ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act and asked that the Member of Congress cosponsor this legislation.

Stephanie Woodward writes on 4/13/2016 at 11:02AM:
On April 13, 2016 ADAPT members - as part of the Spring Action Hill Day - provided the office with information about the Disability Integration Act which has already been introduced in the US Senate and asked that the Member of Congress become initial cosponsor this legislation in the House.


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