View Congress Member / SenatorName: Joshua Hawley
Position: Senate (MO)
Staffer: Ryan Leavitt
Number of Contacts: 3 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No
Message and Talking Points
Shantelle Rockman writes on 5/31/2019 at 1:34PM:
On 5/31/19, Shantelle sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Jacob_reses@hawley.senate.gov providing info on DIA and asking Senator Blunt to be a champion and Co-sponsor DIA.
As a constituent of Missouri and a ADAPT member, we are asking Senator Hawley to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act (HR.555). Disabled Americans are being denied their Constitutional rights when they are forced into unwanted and expensive institutionalization. DIA will ensure this doesn't continue. To do so, contact Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner's office.
This bill ensures that Disabled Americans are not denied the Constitutional right to Life and Liberty through unwanted institutionalization. This bill is a civil rights bill.
Community based services are more cost effective and shifting from institutional to community based services is shown to contain Medicaid costs. Community based services keep families together.
There is no opposition to this bill. It is supported by the entire Disability Community and over 800 organizations including Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Arc, Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network, and the National Council on Aging.
This bill does not interfere with how states manage their Medicaid programs but still ensures that Disabled Americans are not denied their inalienable rights. This bill also ensures independence but doesn't force closure of facilities or restrict the opportunity to choose an institutional placement.
If you have any questions about the bill I am happy to answer them or you are welcome to look at our web site: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/.
We look forward to Senator Hawley becoming a champion and co-sponsoring DIA.
Lindsay Baran writes on 2/04/2019 at 10:39AM:
Note from Sheryl Grossman- 1/17/19, Jacob Reses Sen Pol Adv Jacob_reses@hawley.senate.gov. I talked about MFP and DIA. I mentioned the statement from Heritage since he used to work there, he would like to see it and I will send it. We talked about how insurance is such a complicated industry. We talked civil rights/constitutional rights and he clearly understood it from that issue. He was running to a meeting, but invited us to meet with him again. I am sending him all our materials. I also reached out to Colleen to do some outreach as well and she asked for details via email. Am following up.
Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 2:59PM:
On 1/2/19 E Jones emailed the campaign email:
"Congratulations on your victory in the recent election and welcome to Congress. I am writing on behalf of the Disability Community to ask you to become an original cosponsor of the Disability Integration Act. The Disability Integration Act is bicameral, bipartisan legislation that guarantees the rights of disabled Americans to live in freedom by ensuring our right to receive services in our own homes. If you have any questions about the bill I am happy to answer them or you are welcome to look at our web site: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/.
We are holding an event in the U.S. Capitol on January 15th to celebrate the bill's reintroduction. We would like to announce you as an original cosponsor of the bill at the event. Would you please confirm your intention to be an original cosponsor on the legislation? We would be grateful for your leadership in helping ensure that all disabled Americans have the right to live in freedom."