View Congress Member / SenatorName: Adam Kinzinger
Position: House (IL, 16)
Staffer: Paul Laurie
Address: 2245 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 8 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No
Message and Talking Points
Cal Montgomery writes on 10/24/2018 at 5:00PM:
On 10/24 Chicago ADAPTers Larry Biondi, Clark Craig, Abla Gharib, Ryan McGraw, Tom Wilson, Curtis Harris, Bob Panther and Cal Montgomery had a conference call with Paul Laurie to ask Rep. Kinzinger to cosponsor the DIA. He was noncommittal but agreed to look into it further and invited us to follow up via email. We asked him to follow up with Sheryl Grossman of NCIL for more information. Paul Laurie did say that Representative Kinzinger supports EMPOWER Care. We pointed out that his support for EMPOWER Care shows that he understands the value of DIA. We shared 3 stories of people who have personally experienced institutionalization.
Cal Montgomery writes on 9/07/2018 at 11:15AM:
On August 7, 2018, ADAPT member Cal Montgonery met with Paul Laurie. He appeared unfamiliar with the bill. We went through the entire packet, discussed the reasons we think this bill is in line with Kinzinger's interests, covered Cal's story and one other ADAPTer's story and he asked for a contact number to follow up. Cal left his own and Stephanie Woodward's. Will Schuneman on the front desk continues to be friendly and engaging and to recognize Cal.
Cal Montgomery writes on 9/05/2018 at 2:48PM:
On August 5, 2018, ADAPT member Cal Montgomery, having requested a meeting with Mr. Laurie and not heard back, stopped by and spoke to Mr. Schuneman at the front desk. He remembered me from May. I expressed my surprise that Rep. Kinzinget was not on the bill, reiterated that this aligns with his legislative interests on civil rights, health care and veterans issues, and left contact information as Mr. Looser was reported to be out sick. Mr. Schuneman seems like a potential ally -- he seemed receptive in May and again today.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Paul Laurie (Paul.Laurie@mail.house.gov) asking why is not a cosponsor of DIA and whether the representative would commit to being an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.
Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 11:58AM:
ADAPT members met with staff on May 16th. Follow up with Paul Laurie, Legislative Correspondent, by emailing Paul.Laurie@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.