Category Archives: California Budget

IHSS Electronic Visit Verification: All We Know – and the things we don’t

Friday, April 20, 2:30-3 pm at KPFA.org Electronic visit verification is a component of the 21st century CURES Act of 2016. It was a sneaky little poison pill added to the act and no one likes it…Except those who believe … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Budget Season

Listen (29 min) Due to 12 years of budget cuts, people with developmental disabilities are taking care of aging parents by themselves, dying alone in single occupancy residences (SROs), and facing a host of other problems.  They rallied in six … Continue reading

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Follow Budget Hearings from Home

HOW CAN I MONITOR THE  LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS IF I CANNOT ATTEND? People can monitor California  legislative policy and budget hearings in several ways including live cable  televised broadcasts (limited to cable services that offer it); live audio;  and live internet … Continue reading

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Eli Clare, author of EXILE AND PRIDE

Friday, September 18, 2-3 pm PDT on KPFA First published in 1999, the groundbreaking book, Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare’s revelatory writing about his experiences as … Continue reading

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Controversy in the IHSS Community

Listen (28 min) The SEIU-UHW union has proposed a November ballot measure affecting home care workers who work under California Medi-Cal programs. It would 1) Provide home care workers who work under these programs (IHSS) a minimum wage based on … Continue reading

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Race and Disability

LISTEN 29 min Free phones Race & Disability.  Two powerful words.  Two reasons for discrimination and prejudice.  Two labels for mass movements that have empowered many to work for change. We broach the topic of how movements for racial equality … Continue reading

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501c3 Activists

Listen 28 min How about a state-wide organization with twenty-eight paid workers charged with organizing for big changes on behalf of people with disabilities?  No, it’s not a dream. It runs under the rubric of “Systems Change” and each of … Continue reading

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Managed Care: California’s Dual Eligibles & Medicare Deadline

Listen 29 min People receiving MediCal are currently required to use a managed care plan for health care.  Now, California is sending another large chunk of its poorest and most vulnerable citizens into the managed care system.  Those whose health … Continue reading

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I am Too Revolutionary to Care about Disability Rights

By Jacob Lesner-Buxton The California bay area has affinity groups for everything. If you have a problem, hold on, advocates from another community are ready to sweep in and help. Do you remember the Philippine Community for Gay Rights, United … Continue reading

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We’re Not Crazy, the System Is

Listen 28 min “Hey man, are you crazy?”   “Sister Friend, I think you need some counseling.”  “Are you off your medicine bro?”   Many of us hear those phrases everyday.   They’re said teasingly by friends or rudely shouted from a car waiting … Continue reading

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