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Name: Sean Casten
Position: House (IL, 6)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Calli Shapiro
Telephone: 202-225-4561
Address: 429 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 10:03AM:
The following thank you email was sent 5/29/19:

Dear Calli & Ann;

We wanted to thank you again for meeting with us May 16th to discuss the Disability Integration Act (HR 555). We appreciate your time and we most definitely appreciate Congressman Casten???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 Casten???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 5:44PM:
Susan Aarup, Jennifer McPhail and Ami Hyten met with Ann, Casten???s Chief of Staff. Susan had talked with them three weeks ago when she was is town for the Disability Policy meeting and felt like she was given a pretty firm commitment for co-sponsorship. Ann said she needed to double check with Casten before making a commitment. She was asked to contact us by tomorrow. Packet left and contact information exchanged.

Sophie Poost writes on 5/15/2019 at 11:37AM:
On 5/15/19, Sophie Poost called the office and spoke with Zo, she agreed to take a message and flag the bill for Calli Shapiro. Sophie sent the following email to Calli:

Good Morning Calli,

I just called on behalf of ADAPT and left a message for you with Zo regarding the Disability Integration Act (HR.555). In the last few weeks, you have received multiple emails from ADAPT about the Disability Integration Act or DIA, but we have not heard back from you and Congressman Casten has not signed onto the Disability Integration Act yet. It is essential that you review the emails that ADAPT has sent you. ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Representative Casten for his support.

Please call me back at 585-546-7510 or respond to my email to confirm you have received this message as well as our emails requesting Representative Casten cosponsor the Disability Integration Act. In order to sign on as a cosponsor to the DIA, you may reach out to Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office.

Thank you,

Sophie Poost

Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 11:49AM:
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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