Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
Responding is important. A complete count helps ensure that services like Medicare, Medicaid, social security, and public transportation can support those who need them.
On June 26, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 46 (Carrillo), cosponsored by Disability Rights California and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, which continues the work of replacing derogatory terms in the state criminal and civil codes relating to mental health disorders.
In 2019, people who get SSI can get more money every month for food! Read below for more information!
While people with disabilities make up 22% of the American public according to figures released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August 2018, they remain largely a neglected, albeit sizeable minority in terms of recognition and participation in the decennial census according to our findings.
We are releasing our first legislative scorecard to educate the public and persons with disabilities on how their elected representatives in the California State Legislature voted on legislation critical to their needs. We hope that this scorecard is also helpful to state legislators as they consider important policies that impact people with disabilities.
SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 22, the Behavioral Health Action coalition held an historic meeting with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, engaging him in an in-depth conversation about California’s behavioral health system. Newsom is the highest-ranking California official in state history to meet with such a diverse coalition of leaders with a specific focus on mental illness and substance use challenges.
If you have a disability and:
- You cannot get into your polling place
- The accessible voting machine is not working
- Other people can see how you are voting
- You are told you cannot vote because you have a disability
- You have a question about your right to vote or the voting process
Disability Rights California (DRC) PROTECTS and ADVOCATES for the rights of ALL Californians with disabilities, REGARDLESSof their ethnicity, cultural background, language or immigration status.