The 4th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill is just around the corner and we have big plans to honor this summer’s 25th anniversary of the ADA with our best event yet. From June 7-10, advocates from all over the country will assemble in Washington, D.C., to educate our nation’s policymakers about the needs of the disability community and to fight for policy that helps achieve those ends.
Over the past three years at Roll on Capitol Hill, our advocacy has played a key role in advancing legislation that is improving the quality of life for people with disabilities now and in the future. A few of our accomplishments:
• Helped secure passage of the ABLE Act, which will help people with disabilities who became disabled under the age of 26 save money for health care costs and other needs.
• Helped secure inclusion of federal requirements to track pedestrian, bike and wheelchair user-related safety to support funding for sidewalks and curb cuts.
• Signed on 168 representatives and 22 senators in support of legislation to create separate recognition for complex rehab technology.
This year we are focused on three main policy areas: transportation, complex rehab technology (in