View Congress Member / SenatorName: Raul Ruiz
Position: House (CA, 36)
Staffer: Erin Doty
Address: 2342 Rayburn House Office Building
Number of Contacts: 13 ( or 0% in support)
Cosponsor in 116th: Yes
Message and Talking Points
Leah Smith writes on 5/20/2019 at 1:18PM:
Apologies for the delay in response. Good news - Congressman Ruiz signed on as a cosponsor. Thank you for your advocacy on this issue.
Leah Smith writes on 5/15/2019 at 3:03PM:
I just tried calling your office and spoke with Sylvia. She transferred me to your voicemail. I left a message for you and am also following up with this email.
My name is Leah Smith and I am with ADAPT. ADAPT has recently sent you information about the Disability Integration Act (HR 555), but we have not heard back from you and Congressman Ruiz has not signed onto the Disability Integration Act yet. ADAPT will be in town next week and we would prefer to stop by your office to thank Congressman Ruiz for his support.
Please feel free to call me back at 806.239.5582 or respond to this email to confirm that you have received this message and our emails requesting Congressman Ruiz to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act.
Leah Smith writes on 5/15/2019 at 3:01PM:
Called and spoke with Sylvia. She transferred me to Erin's voicemail. I left a voicemail and stated I would follow up via email.
Sophie Poost writes on 5/06/2019 at 2:45PM:
On 5/6 Sophie Poost sent the following email to Erin Doty:
A few ADAPT members met with your office in regards to the Disability Integration Act (HR.555) about a month ago and felt the meeting was productive. I was hoping I could take a moment of your time to ask if there has been further consideration as to whether Congressman Ruiz will be cosponsoring the Disability Integration Act and when that may be. The act currently has 139 cosponsors in the house, including 12 California Representatives. I am attaching our 1-pager as a refresher on the bill. If you have any questions feel free to contact me or reach out to Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner???s office to be added. We would love to see Representative Ruiz join the list of cosponsors today!
Thank you for your time,
Jacqueline Mitchell writes on 4/09/2019 at 6:59AM:
Had a meeting with a legislative aide about Congressman Dr. Ruiz sponsoring the bill. We have a scheduled meeting for Tuesday April 9th at 2PM in the afternoon.
Ericka Jones writes on 3/01/2019 at 10:16AM:
E. Jones met with Alexis Sandoval-Uribe. He seemed to understand the issue and was receptive to bringing it up to the Congressman for cosponsorship.
Stephanie Woodward writes on 12/04/2018 at 5:09PM:
Visited office. Left packet for Erin.
Good Afternoon Ms. Doty,
I'm writing to follow up on my visit to Congressman Ruiz's office today. I came to follow up on several other visits the Disability Community has made to your office about the Disability Integration Act (HR2472). I left a packet at your office for you to review today and I have also attached it electronically.
The Disability Integration Act is a bill that would protect the lives and liberty of elderly and disabled Americans by ensuring their right to live in the community. Right now, many insurance companies will only cover long term services and supports in nursing facilities instead of allowing people to receive services in their own home. The Disability Integration Act would require that insurers offer options to people who need long term services and supports so that no one is unwillingly placed in a nursing home.
We are asking Congressman Ruiz to cosponsor the Disability Integration Act before session ends. Furthermore, we are anticipating an early reintroduction in January and we would love for Congressman Ruiz to commit to cosponsoring next session.
I will be on the Hill tomorrow morning and would be happy to meet with you about the bill if you have time.
Cal Montgomery writes on 9/06/2018 at 1:16PM:
On September 6, 2018, ADAPT member Cal Montgomery dropped by. Erin Doty was not available. Spoke to Alexis Sandoval-Uribe (male) the health fellow. Left information. Stressed bipartisanship, freedom, medical outcomes (Ruiz is an ER doctor) and senior and veterans issues. Seemed receptive. Alexis promised to try to attend MFP briefing later today.
Tim Bowman writes on 8/30/2018 at 1:12PM:
On August 30th, 2018, C4CI sent an email to Erin Doty (Erin.Doty@mail.house.gov) 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 5/25/2018 at 4:24PM:
On May 16th, ADAPT met with staff, left information with Jasmine. Follow up with Erin Doty, Legislative Director, by emailing Erin.Doty@mail.house.gov
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.