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Name: Joyce Beatty
Position: House (OH, 3)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Chonya Davis Johnson
Telephone: 202-225-4324
Address: 2303 Rayburn House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 12 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes

Message and Talking Points


Kathryn Carroll writes on 5/17/2019 at 4:43PM:
On May 17th, 2019, K.Carroll erceived the following email:

Thank you for the update on HR 555. You would be pleased to know the Congresswoman is in support of the legislation. At the moment I am not certain of her availability to schedule a meeting. I will be sure to give her your regards.

Kind regards,
Chonya Davis Johnson
Senior Policy Advisor
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3)
2303 Rayburn House Office Building I Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202.225.4324 I Fax 202.225.1984 I

Kathryn Carroll writes on 5/16/2019 at 11:04AM:
K. Carroll wrote a follow up email on 5/16/19:

Dear Ms. Davis,

Thank you for taking my call yesterday. This email is just to confirm we spoke yesterday about HR 555, the Disability Integration Act, in follow up to our in person meeting several weeks ago. I look forward to hearing about the Congresswoman Beatty???s decision regarding cosponsorship of this important legislation. You should have all of the information we can provide on HR 555 from our in person meeting.

As you know, ADAPT will be in town again next week. We would like to be able to stop by your office to thank the Congresswoman for cosponsoring the bill.

Kathryn Carroll
Member, ADAPT

Kathryn Carroll writes on 5/15/2019 at 3:36PM:
K. Carroll called the DC office, Wesley picked up the phone. with Chonya Davis. She said she saw our last message/email and said she knows ADAPT will be in town next week, will meet with ADAPT, and hopes to have an answer on cosponsorship by then.

Sophie Poost writes on 4/19/2019 at 12:22PM:
On April 17, Sophie Poost sent the following email to Chonya Davis and received no response:

Hello Chonya,

Thank you again for meeting with us last week about the Disability Integration Act (HR.555). As you requested I am attaching a copy of the redline version of the Disability Integration Act, you will see there are a few changes from last Congress, however the bill at its core is a civil rights bill that looks to ensure Disabled Americans have the right to live in the community, a goal we believe Representative Beatty supports.

Additionally, in the meeting we had discussed the celebration of the ADA that would be taking place in July that would bring thousands of disability advocates and activitists to DC. The event is specifically the Annual National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) Conference which takes place from July 21-25. Every year we have a rally at the Capitol and this year it falls on Tuesday, July 23 at about noon. We welcome members of Congress who support disability issues to come speak for about 2-3 minute. If this is something the Representative would be interested in, I would be happy to get you in contact with the appropriate individuals at NCIL to arrange her participation.

Again we would love to know where Congresswoman Beatty stands on the Disability Integration Act; if she is interested in cosponsoring in this Congress please reach out to Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office.

Thank you again for your time!

Sophie Poost
National ADAPT

Sophie Poost writes on 4/12/2019 at 12:11PM:
Updated staff contact from Nicholas Semanko to Chonya Davis Johnson

Sophie Poost writes on 4/10/2019 at 1:51PM:
On April 10, S. Poost and K. Carroll stopped into the office and asked to speak with a staffer, Chonya Davis Johnson. The staffer was in a meeting in the hallway so the ADAPTers waited nearby to grab a few minutes with her. Chonya seemed supportive and wanted information on the July event as well as seeing the language.

Jonathan Dollhopf writes on 3/14/2019 at 2:58PM:
Jonathan Dolllhopf sent an email to Nicholas Semanko for a follow-up.

Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Nicholas Semanko ( 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 5/29/2018 at 10:18AM:
ADAPT members met with staff on May 16th and left information. Follow up with Nicholas Semanko, Legislative Director and Counsel, by emailing

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.

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