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    Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Election Observation

    The Secretary of State is once again conducting Election Day Observation for the General Election and hopes to observe in all 58 California counties.  Election Observation is a vital part of the election services that the Secretary of State provides to the citizens of California.  With the November 8, 2016 General Election upon us, we are seeking volunteers to serve as Observers in counties … [Read more...]

    ADA 25: President Obama Speaks about The Americans with Disabilities Act

    https://youtu.be/AKyBrk6ntaM … [Read more...]

    2015 Youth Transitions Fellowship Opportunity – Apply Now: Short Turn-Around

    2015 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF) The HSC Foundation, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), is now accepting applications for a paid fellowship position with the organizations’ disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions. … [Read more...]

    Congress Passes ABLE Act

    From The National Disability Institute (NDI): (Washington, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2014) – "Last night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in 2006, and subsequent sessions of Congress, the ABLE Act will allow people with disabilities (with an age of onset up to 26 years old) and their families the … [Read more...]

    Call To Action – Speak Up About Home and Community-Based Settings

    New Rules about Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings New federal rules say that community settings (including assisted living and group homes & day and work programs) must give people choice, privacy, and independence.  People also have a right to have a say in their planning and to be included into their communities. What Do the New Rules Say? The new federal rules say that HCB settings … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF Chimes in on Laura’s Law

    The following is a letter submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, regarding The City's attempt to implement Laura's Law.   Dear Supervisors, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), an advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, joins such organizations as Disability Rights California, California Association of Patient Rights Advocates, and Mental … [Read more...]

    An Important Ally Chimes in

    As we've been reporting and speaking to the press about, ILRCSF is at the forefront of the move to make sure that the new BART cars are fully accessible to ALL commuters. ILRCSF Executive Director Jessie Lorenz has been and continues to be an outspoken advocate for accessible public transportation, and has helped this particular issue become one that many people in the Bay Area are now talking … [Read more...]

    Press Release from the “Save CCSF” Coalition

    For community members following educational access issues concerning City College of San Francisco's accreditation status, ILRCSF is posting the press release below. ### PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For Wednesday, May 28, 2014 CONTACT: Wendy Kaufmyn: (510) 714-8687 Tarik Farrar: (510) 388-1690 www.saveccsf.org Save CCSF Coalition asserts that the ACCJC is a failed institution and … [Read more...]

    ILRCSF’s Executive Director Jessie Lorenz Continues Advocacy to Address Access Barriers with New BART Cars of the Future

    I am writing to request some information via the California Public Records Act regarding the new Fleet of the Future project. I spent the entire day at North Berkeley BART Station yesterday (4/29), from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Most of the organizations in the Bay Area that represent individuals with disabilities and seniors were in attendance. In addition, I had the opportunity to meet with several … [Read more...]

    Call To Action: Please Sign Our Petition to the Bart Board of Directors

    ILRCSF has developed a petition to the BART Board of Directors, demanding that BART remain accessible to ALL Bay Area commuters. Please sign and pass along the link.  BART has long been at the forefront regarding accessibility.  The selection of new cars which would severely restrict access for many, and eliminate access for some, however, is a step in the wrong direction. The disability rights … [Read more...]