View Congress Member / SenatorName: Grace Napolitano
Position: House (CA, 32)
Staffer: Daniel Chao
Address: 1610 Longworth House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 8 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 3:08PM:
My name is Leah Smith and I am with ADAPT. I just called your office and spoke with Morgan, who suggested that I follow up with you.
ADAPT is currently working to pass the Disability Integration Act (HR 555), which is legislation that ensures people with disabilities have a right to live and receive services in their own homes. The DIA further secures our Constitutionally protected right to liberty by preventing disabled people from being forced into costly institutional settings by unnecessary government regulations. The DIA (S. 117/H.R. 555) in the 116th, introduced on January 15th in honor of the 90th birthday of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), creates a comprehensive solution, assuring the full integration of disabled people in the community by:
clarifying that every individual who is eligible for LTSS has a federally protected right to a real choice in how they receive services and supports
assuring that states and other LTSS insurance providers deliver services in a manner that allows disabled individuals to live in the most integrated setting, have maximum control over their services and supports, and lead an independent life
articulates the right to live in the community without creating unnecessary or wasteful Government programs; States have broad latitude to determine how they will secure that right
requiring public entities to address the need for affordable, accessible, integrated housing that is independent of service delivery
ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congresswoman Napolitano for her support.
Please feel free to call me back at 806.239.5582 or respond to this email to confirm that you have received this message and our emails requesting Congresswoman Napolitano to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.
Leah Smith writes on 5/16/2019 at 3:03PM:
Called and spoke with Morgan. She stated that Daniel was no longer with the office, but that we should reach out to Joseph Cicconi. Following up via email.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Daniel Chao (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.
Ericka Jones writes on 8/09/2018 at 4:38PM:
Only July 23rd, NCIL advocate Larry Grable met with Joseph Ciccone at Grace Napolitano's office.
Ericka Jones writes on 6/04/2018 at 4:50PM:
ADAPT visited this office on May 16th. Follow up with Chief of Staff Daniel Chao at: email@example.com
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.