View Congress Member / SenatorName: Kim Schrier
Position: House (WA, 8)
Staffer: Alex Payne
Address: 1123 Longworth House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 2 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: No
Message and Talking Points
Sophie Poost writes on 3/20/2019 at 2:21PM:
Sophie Poost sent the following email on 3/20 to Legislative Director Alex Payne:
I???m a member of the national disability rights group, ADAPT, and we are looking for support for the Disability Integration Act (HR.555). Introduced on January 15th, the Disability Integration Act or DIA is bipartisan, bicameral, civil rights legislation introduced by Representative Sensenbrenner and Minority Leader Schumer which will ensure that people with disabilities have the right to decide where and how they live instead of being forced into institutions. For more information on the bill, I have attached a one pager which should some basic information on the legislation. We would love to know where Congresswoman Schrier stands on disability rights and whether she is willing to show her support for the bill through cosponsorship.
Representative Schrier???s support for the legislation feels especially pertinent right now, during Women???s History Month, as women are disproportionately impacted by the issues this bill addresses. Women in general live longer than men, which means they are more likely to become disabled in their later years. Additionally, women are more likely to work as attendants or take on informal/voluntary caregiver roles which means many women are underpaid or unpaid for their efforts???an issue that would be directly addressed by this legislation. Based on Representative Schrier???s dedication to women???s health, I believe this legislation is in line with her fundamental beliefs and is grounded in the same work she is dedicated to.
The legislation currently has 112 cosponsors in the House and we would love to see Congresswoman Schrier join the list. Please take some time to look over what I have sent you, and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or if the Representative is interested in cosponsorship reach out to Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office.
Thank you for your time,
Kathryn Carroll writes on 12/31/2018 at 2:51PM:
On 12/31/18 K. Carroll emailed the campaign address for the Rep-elect.