View Congress Member / SenatorName: Ed Case
Position: House (HI, 1)
Staffer: Kana Smith
Address: 2443 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 4 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Ami Hyten writes on 6/05/2019 at 9:48AM:
Sent the following thank-you note 6/5/2019:
Dear Representative Case;
I was so pleased to see your name included in the newest list of co-sponsors for the Disability Integration Act, HR555.
I appreciate the time your staff took to listen to the stories of people from around the country. I am glad to be able to tell my family on O???ahu that you have taken a stand on legislation that will help when other families face the situation we did with my cousin.
Ami Hyten writes on 6/04/2019 at 4:25PM:
Additional follow up email sent to Kana 6/4/2019:
Dear Representative Case;
I sent several messages to your office the past couple weeks asking for your support of the Disability Integration Act, HR555. This issue is very important to me, both as a matter of the civil rights of people with disabilities is important, and personally, as I have seen how a lack of equity in long term services and supports impacted my family as my cousin in Honolulu struggled to return home and regain his health following a stroke two years ago.
I sincerely hope your staff heard the stories my friends from around the country delivered on their Hill visits in advance of the Memorial Day holiday and conveyed those stories to you. The stories of the people who came to visit you are exactly the stories the Disability Integration Act is intended to make stories of the past. They are the stories of childhoods spent behind the walls of institutions, families forced to spend all their resources to get necessary in-home supports, the promise of lives stolen because of the need for very basic help to live in their own homes. They are stories of the fear people who have been born with disabilities face as they try to raise families of their own, plan their futures, and live our lives to the fullest. They are the stories of the fears of the uncertainties faced by people who become disabled through injury.
Your co-sponsorship and support of this landmark civil rights legislation would be an important chapter in ending these stories. Please consider co-sponsoring HR555, the Disability Integration Act. To have your name added to the list of co-sponsors, please contact Amy.Bos@mail.house.gov
Justin Young writes on 5/15/2019 at 1:30PM:
On 5/15/19 Justin Young sent the following email to Kana Smith:
My name is Justin Young and I am associated with a national disability rights group called ADAPT. ADAPT advocates at the National, State, & Local levels for systematic change ensuring the rights of the Disability Community are being fulfilled. I am sending this message requesting Representative Case cosponsor the Disability Integration Act (HR555) introduced by Representative Sensenbrenner. I called earlier this morning and spoke with Todd Poke who is interning with your office. They indicated the best way to contact you was via email.
The purpose of the bill is to give the right for Disabled Americans to live in an integrated community setting instead of being forced into a nursing facility. We would greatly appreciate the support of Representative Case and ADAPT will be in Washington D.C. next week. If Representative Case would agree to cosponsor this bill, we would also like to thank him while we are in town.
Cosponsorship requests should be sent to Amy Bos, Legislative Director in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office and her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and attention to this matter.
Justin T. Young
Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 11:47AM:
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: http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/.
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."