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Name: Lauren Underwood
Position: House (IL, 14)
Party: Democrat

Staffer: Carolyn Paris-Behar
Telephone: 202-225-2976
Address: 1118 Longworth House Office Building

Number of Contacts: 6 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes

Message and Talking Points


Sophie Poost writes on 5/15/2019 at 10:50AM:
on 5/15/19, Sophie Poost called the office and spoke with Quirstin. She said Carolyn was not available by phone, doesn't have a voicemail, and it "would just be best to email her, because she's really good at responding to those". Sophie sent the following email:

Good Morning Carolyn,

I just got off the phone with Quristin in your office who said that you were not in at this time and that I should email you regarding my concerns. I am email from ADAPT regarding the Disability Integration Act or DIA. In the past few weeks, you have received multiple emails from ADAPT about the DIA, but we have not heard back from you and Congresswoman Underwood has not signed onto the Disability Integration Act yet. It is very important that you review the emails that ADAPT has sent you. ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer t stop by your office to thank Representative Underwood for her support.

Please call me back at 585-546-7510 or respond to my email to confirm you have received this email as well as our previous emails requesting Congresswoman Underwood cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.

Thank you for your time,

Sophie Poost

Cal Montgomery writes on 3/06/2019 at 10:01AM:
Chicago ADAPTer Cal Montgomery sent email to Carolyn Paris-Behar on March 6, 2019 explaining the significance of the bill to Illinois and requesting cosponsorship.

Cal Montgomery writes on 3/06/2019 at 10:00AM:

Ericka Jones writes on 1/07/2019 at 9:41AM:
Edit to previous note on 1/7/19: EJ updated phone number and left voicemail

Ericka Jones writes on 1/07/2019 at 9:40AM:
On 1/5/19 campaign responded: "Thank you for your email, please reach out to Representative Underwood's official office at 202-225-2976."

EJ updated phone number.

Ericka Jones writes on 1/03/2019 at 1:31PM:
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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