View Congress Member / SenatorName: Chris Smith
Position: House (NJ, 4)
Staffer: Kelsey Griswold
Address: 2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 10 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Sophie Poost writes on 1/30/2019 at 3:39PM:
S.Poost sent the following email on 1/30:
I stopped by the office a few weeks ago, however you were not available at the time so I wanted to take a moment to follow back up with you. I am reaching out to ask if Representative Smith will cosponsor the Disability Integration Act again. The DIA was reintroduced on January 15th as HR. 555 (and in the Senate it was introduced by Minority Leader Schumer as S. 117). The bill is both bicameral and bipartisan, and already has 92 cosponsors in the House. Last session Rep. Smith cosponsored the bill, then known as HR 2472. The bill is substantially the same with minor technical edits which were suggested by AARP. I???m attaching basic information of the bill as a brief overview.
Will Representative Smith cosponsor DIA?
Ericka Jones writes on 1/10/2019 at 2:49PM:
S. Poost visited this office but Ms. Griswold was not available to speak. Dropped off one pager.
Sophie Poost writes on 1/03/2019 at 4:42PM:
On December 21, Sophie Poost sent the following email to Marisa Kovacs:
I am writing on behalf of the Disability Community to thank Representative Smith 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.
She received an automatic response saying Marisa was no longer with Chris Smith, so she sent the same email on to Kelsey Griswold on December 22. There has been no response.
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 12/17/2018 at 8:31PM:
Sent email asking if the congressman would cosponsor in the 116th congress.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Marisa Kovacs (Marisa.Kovacs@mail.house.gov) asking whether Representative Smith would be an initial co-sponsor of DIA if elected to the next Congress.
Ericka Jones writes on 5/30/2018 at 4:59PM:
ADAPT spoke with Angela who will pass along the information to Marisa who will be in touch. Angela said the Congressman spoke with ADAPT not long ago. (no cards)
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.