People with Disabilities

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July 11, 2009

Two of the most engaging visitors to July 11 hearings on proposals for developing prayers for the life and loss of companion animals didn't speak a word. They just wagged their tails.

Service dogs Emily, soon to become companion to a disabled veteran, and Kona, who assists her owner plus...

November 29, 2007

The Honorable Carl Levin The Honorable John McCain Chairman Ranking Member Committee on Armed Services Committee on Armed Services 228 Russell Senate Office Building 241 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Ike Skelton The Honorable...

August 1, 2007

As Congress heads home for its traditional August Recess, below is an update on many of the legislative initiatives you care about and have taken action on during the past several months. Thank you for all of your hard work!

MAJOR POLICY INITIATIVE Farm Bill: The legislation governs many...

July 24, 2007

The Senate could take action at any time on the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 1105), sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) with 42 co-sponsors . This bi-partisan legislation, which passed in the House in May, will expand...

July 23, 2007

It has been 25 years since the Episcopal Church first urged its members to make their buildings and services accessible to those with disabilities and that goal has not yet been fully achieved.

 

In 1982, the 67th General Convention established (via Resolution D120) a task force...

July 11, 2007

For you love all things that exist, and detest none of the things that you have made, for you would not have made anything if you had hated it. (Wisdom 11:25)

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May 1, 2007

U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

On behalf of The Episcopal Church, we write to urge your strong support for the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. (LLEHCPA)

The Episcopal Church has long been an advocate...

April 11, 2007

Dear Senator,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on September 14, 2005 as an...

April 11, 2007

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on...

May 16, 2006

Did you know that just two months ago the President and Congress cut $39 billion dollars from education, health care for senior citizens and those with disabilities, child support and support for the working poor from last year's federal budget?

Now, leaders in the House of...

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