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Taking Back Our Power: PG & E’s Electric Grid Shut Off Threatens People with Disabilities

Listen (28 min) P.G.& E. expects to cut off power when fire conditions are strong this year — it’s a fire prevention measure.  But the consequences for people who use electricity for ventilators, oxygen, and other disability life supports have … Continue reading

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Letter from Supervisor Keith Carson to PG & E

COUNTY OF ALAMEDA August 20, 2018 Nick Stavropoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer Pacific Gas and Electric Company P.O. Box 997300 Sacramento, CA 95899-7300 RE: Community Wildfire Safety Program Dear Mr. Stavropoulos: On behalf of Alameda County Board of Supervisors … Continue reading

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Power Outages and De-Energization Can Be Deadly to People with Disabilities

By Richard Skaff, Executive Director of Designing Accessible Communities Innovative technology for electricity can mean the difference between life and death for people with disabilities. Ways to ensure more reliable sources of electricity, such as solar and battery backup, should … Continue reading

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Attendant Care with Hannah Karpilow

Listen (29 min.) We’ve all heard or said things like, “My attendant is part of my family,” or “I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning without an attendant – literally.”   For many people with disabilities, attendants are a … Continue reading

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Maytte Bustillos: Still Living with Brain Cancer

Friday, June 21 2:30-3 pm PST on KPFA radio It’s ten years since her brain cancer diagnosis, a time when doctors gave her two years to live. Now, it’s three days before her fourth brain surgery and Maytte Bustillos is … Continue reading

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Transportation Justice

Friday, June 7, 2:30-3 pm PDT on KPFA Are you free to move about the Bay Area? Reliably? Conveniently? Accessibly? Affordably? Does it bother you that people with cars can go anywhere they wish at any time, while you cannot? … Continue reading

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Transportation Justice Project – Vision Statement

Are you free to move about the Bay Area? Reliably? Conveniently? Accessibly? Affordably? Does it bother you that people with cars can go anywhere they wish at any time, while you cannot? Do you have to walk a long way … Continue reading

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Mental Disability Overview

Today we talk about Mental Disability through many points of view.  We hear a poem about gentrification from an artist living with anxiety, stage two bipolar disorder, and depression.  A psychiatric nurse describes her recovery from severe schizophrenia… and more. … Continue reading

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CalABLE Savings Accounts

The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool.  ABLE accounts have come to California.  For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being … Continue reading

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Tell Congress to Support the ABLE Age Adjustment Act!

To find your Senators go here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Please contact your congressional representatives and ask them to cosponsor the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.651) today! To find your House of Representatives members go here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative TALKING POINTS

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