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Name: Cindy Axne
Position: House (IA, 3)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Denise Fleming
Telephone: 202-225-5476
Address: 330 Cannon House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 4 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes

Message and Talking Points


Ami Hyten writes on 5/29/2019 at 9:58AM:
The following thank you email was sent 5/29/19:

Dear Denise;

We wanted to thank your staff member for her brief time with us May 16th to discuss the Disability Integration Act (HR 555). We appreciate the time and we most definitely appreciate Congresswoman Axne???s co-sponsorship of this landmark civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.

The promises of the Americans with Disabilities Act cannot be fulfilled for people trapped behind the walls of institutions. HR 555, the Disability Integration Act, will further ???tear down the shameful walls of exclusion??? by reinforcing the right for people with disabilities to live in the most integrated setting, and by building a framework for ensuring our communities offer meaningful access, services and supports.

We look forward to Congressman Axne???s continued support of the Disability Integration Act and the civil rights of all people with disabilities.

Thank you.

Susan, Chicago ADAPT

Jennifer, ADAPT of Texas

Ami, Kansas ADAPT

Ami Hyten writes on 5/16/2019 at 5:36PM:
5/16/19 Susan Aarup, Jennifer McPhail and Ami Hyten met briefly with Axen???s health care policy aide as she was on her way out to a meeting. The Congresswoman has Iowa constituents coming next week to visit about the DIA and will make her decision after those meetings.

Justin Young writes on 5/15/2019 at 2:09PM:
Justin Young contacted Denise Fleming via email on 5/15/19 with the following:


My name is Justin Young and I am associated with a national disability rights group called ADAPT. ADAPT works at the National, State, & Local levels for systematic change ensuring the rights of all Disabled Americans are fulfilled. I am sending this message to follow up on previous requests for Representative Axne to sign on as a cosponsor to the Disability Integration Act (HR555) introduced by Representative Jim Sensenbrenner.

I have attached a handout on this legislation to this message. We would greatly appreciate the Representative???s support by signing on to the bill. ADAPT will be in Washington D.C. next week and we would like to stop by your office to thank Representative Axne for cosponsoring. Cosponsorship requests should be sent to Amy Bos from Representative Sensenbrenner???s office and their email is If you have questions regarding the bill that would prevent the Representative from cosponsoring the Disability Integration Act, please feel free to contact me via phone at 585-546-7510 or via email at

Thank you in advance for your consideration & attention to this matter. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Justin T. Young

Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 11:48AM:
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:

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."

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