View Congress Member / SenatorName: Ami Bera
Position: House (CA, 7)
Staffer: Colleen Nguyen
Address: 1727 Longworth House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 8 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Ami Hyten writes on 6/04/2019 at 4:10PM:
Thank you note was emailed to Colleen 6/4/19:
We wanted to thank you for the time you spent with us May 20th to discuss the Disability Integration Act (HR 555). We appreciate your time and we most definitely appreciate Congressman Bera???s co-sponsorship of this landmark civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.
The promises of the Americans with Disabilities Act cannot be fulfilled for people trapped behind the walls of institutions. HR 555, the Disability Integration Act, will further ???tear down the shameful walls of exclusion??? by reinforcing the right for people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, and by building a framework for ensuring our communities offer meaningful access, services and supports.
We look forward to Congressman Bera???s continued support of the Disability Integration Act and the civil rights of all people with disabilities.
Jordan, Atlantis ADAPT
Cal, Chicago ADAPT
Dan, Massachusetts ADAPT
Lon, Debbie & Ami, Kansas ADAPT
Ericka Jones writes on 5/16/2019 at 12:57PM:
On May 16th, E.Jones called for Colleen Nguyen who was on a conference call. Ms. Jones updated the contact person who is no longer with the office and sent a followup email to Ms. Nguyen.
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 5/15/2019 at 12:35AM:
We met with Colleen Nguyen. The bill had been on Congressman Bera's radar for a while and they had started looking at it prior to our visit. We told her we wanted to have a hearing in May and marked up and through the House by July 26th. She was concerned about lack of choice since people spend their savings getting into Medicaid. She was also interested that AARP endorsed our bill. We will be emailing her to follow up to see how we can get to a Yes and check in on again on Thursday
Lindsay Baran writes on 11/04/2018 at 8:07PM:
10/15- Sheryl Grossman:
Erin O???Quinn Dep COS, Erin.O???Quinn@mail.house.gov . Listened, wants info. They will not do anything until after the election. They do not tend to do anything in pro forma so follow up after the election.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Erin O'Quinn (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.