View Congress Member / SenatorName: Richard E. Neal
Position: House (MA, 1)
Staffer: Elizabeth O
Address: 2309 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 9 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No
Message and Talking Points
Sophie Poost writes on 1/03/2019 at 4:19PM:
On December 21, Sophie Poost sent the following email to Elizabeth Ohara with no response:
I am writing on behalf of the Disability Community to thank Representative Neal for their sponsorship of the Disability Integration Act in the last Congress. We will be holding an event in the U.S. Capitol on January 15th to celebrate the bill???s reintroduction. We would like to announce the Representative as an original cosponsor of the bill at the event. Would you please confirm the Representative???s intention to be an original cosponsor on the legislation? We would be grateful for their leadership in helping ensure that all disabled Americans have the right to live in freedom. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Elizabeth O (email@example.com) asking whether Representative Neal would be an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.
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: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>; 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>; 'Steven Higgins' <SHiggins@iacil.org>; 'Sadie@masilc.org' <Sadie@masilc.org>; Rhoda Gibson <Rhodagibson2@gmail.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; Stephanie Woodward <email@example.com>; 'Dawn Russell' <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Jennifer McPhail' <email@example.com>; 'Sheryl Grossman' <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Lindsay Baran <email@example.com>; Gregg Beratan <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.