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I relocated to Berkeley, California in 1980, so I could live independently, something that was nearly impossible, in Pennsylvania. I graduated from Berkeley City College in 2006 with two Associate Degrees, one in English and the other in Liberal Arts.
Registered California voters: Reject the SEIU-UHW ballot initiative requ...
As a person with a lifelong severe disability, I know first-hand the value of California's progressive, consumer-driven homecare program (kn
FEMA: Update Your CERT Curriculum to Include People with Disabilities - ...
As a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) instructor, I'm more than a little tired of the lack of true inclusion of disability issues, n
Voting Problems Widespread For Those With Disabilities - Disability Scoop
More than a decade after Congress took steps to ensure equal access for people with disabilities at the polls, a new report finds that legal
America Has an Industrial Policy - It's Run by the Pentagon
Bob Pollin: We need an industrial policy aimed at jobs and a green economy, not massive public spending on the military.
In Los Angeles, 50 Workers Arrested in Biggest Civil Disobedience agains...
Hundreds protest against Walmart’s “poverty wages” outside L.A’s Chinatown Walmart store
Jobs Picture Improves For People With Disabilities - Disability Scoop
More Americans with disabilities found jobs last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday in a report that was held up for weeks due
Family Sues Over Movie Theater Death Of Man With Down Syndrome - Disabil...
In a case that's drawn national attention, the parents of a man with disabilities who died after being handcuffed at a movie theater are sui
Republicans polling at historic lows over shutdown
Amid the government shutdown, public approval is at historic lows for Republicans. So where do they go from here? John Harris, editor-in-chi
What The Shutdown Means For Disability Services - Disability Scoop
As the first U.S. government shutdown in more than 17 years takes hold, some programs benefiting people with disabilities will continue with
The Saddest Paragraph You'll Read About the Government Shutdown Today
With NIH furloughs, children with cancer are being turned away from clinical trials.
Rule Changes Will Lead to Institutionalization of Disabled
The Obama administration and the Department of Labor (DOL) have released new companionship exemption rules despite the DOL's own analysis th
Despite Olmstead, the Promise of Community Living For People with Disabi...
A report commissioned by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee found that pe
How the Restaurant Lobby Makes Sure Fast-Food Workers Get Poverty Wages
Fast-food workers feed their families on a pittance while the big corporations resist fair pay and sick leave.
The Political Calculations Behind Growing Inequality
A gusher of campaign cash is driving our politicians to comfort the already comfortable.
Unemployment Declines For Those With Disabilities - Disability Scoop
Even as the unemployment rate ticked downward, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that the job situation for Americans with