View Congress Member / SenatorName: Gregory W. Meeks
Position: House (NY, 5)
Staffer: Andrei Vasilescu
Address: 2310 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 11 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Kathryn Carroll writes on 1/27/2020 at 7:37PM:
On or about December 3, 2019, Jackie, Dawn, and Jordan (in-person) and Katy C (by phone) met with Andrei. Andrei said he believed that our ask was fair. Asked what the response would be from Pallone. Dawn explained that the resistance lies with Pallone, and noted that we had hit our cosponsor benchmark in June. Andrei said that they have a decent relationship with Pallone and said they can reach out. Dawn shared what Tiffany said about not caring about civil rights. Andrei asked to "let me do my part."
Jonathan Dollhopf writes on 1/31/2019 at 10:36AM:
Sent an email to Andrei Vasilescu to follow up with 1/16/19 and Stephanie's email.
Stephanie Woodward writes on 1/23/2019 at 10:26AM:
email sent 1/23
I am reaching out to ask if Representative Meeks will cosponsor the Disability Integration Act again. The DIA was reintroduced last week 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 52 cosponsors in the House. Last session Rep. Meeks cosponsored the bill, then known as HR 2472. The bill is substantially the same with minor technical edits which were suggested by AARP.
Will Representative Meeks cosponsor DIA?
Stephanie Woodward, J.D.
Co-chair of the Disability Integration Act Workgroup
Jonathan Dollhopf writes on 1/18/2019 at 1:34PM:
1/16/19: Visited the office and met Andrei Vasilescu. He said that Congressman Meeks will sign on DIA.
Ericka Jones writes on 9/14/2018 at 2:32PM:
On September 14, Gregory Meeks cosponsored DIA!!!
Cal Montgomery writes on 9/07/2018 at 2:59PM:
On Sep. 7, 2018, ADAPT member Cal Montgonery dropped by, spoke very briefly with Andrei Vasilescu, reminded him of the 6/28 visit with Ellen, Stephanie and Gregg, and asked if he had any questions. He remembers the bill but has not presented it to his boss. Left materials and nudged him gently.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Andrei Vasilescu (Andrei.Vasilescu@mail.house.gov) 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.
Ellen Taverna writes on 7/09/2018 at 1:58PM:
Ellen Taverna, Stephanie Woodward and Gregg Beratan met with Andrei Vasilescu briefly for a drop-in visit on 6/28. Andrei will be the new contact for DIA, as Director of Communications & Senior Legislative Assistant. He didn't know why Meeks wouldn't be supportive of DIA and thought it was an oversight. We agreed to follow up in mid-July. Contact is Andrei.Vasilescu@mail.house.gov.
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.