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CFILC Issues

There's so much going on in our efforts for advocacy and the reactions of our communities, we hope this page helps to serve more information to let you know what it is that is currently happening. There's always an effort we're trying to push with issues, agenda, campaigns, political bill, events, and more.

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March 10th, 2017 CFILC Letter of Opposition: American Health Care Act (AHCA)

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers and the disability community as a whole are carefully monitoring congressional legislation to block grant or cap Medicaid and to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We are also concerned that these proposals are being fast-tracked without careful and deliberate consideration about the extreme negative effects most of proposals would have on the health and lives of people with disabilities.

CFILC is a membership association representing 21 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in California that provide programs and services to over 100,000 people with disabilities annually…

Continue reading more on CFILC Letter of Opposition: American Health Care Act (AHCA)… CFILC Joins With Countless Other National Disability Organizations to Protect Health Care January 10th, 2017 CFILC Post-Election Statement November 29th, 2016 CFILC Letter of Opposition Unless Amended: SB 2002 (Monning) - End of Life Options Act May 20th, 2016 See all Issues for CFILC…
Public Policy Perspectives
February 25th, 2016 • Henry J. Contreras, CFILC Public Policy Director
CFILC Opposes the Charter Communications Merger

Dear Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Clyburn, Commissioner Pai, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner O’Rielly:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set forth a bold vision to empower all Americans with high-speed Internet access in the National Broadband Plan. Yet, six years later, too many people with disabilities in California and across the nation still live without high-speed Internet access at home. The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) OPPOSES the Charter Communications merger.

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Advance/Newhouse Partnership, the parent of Bright House Networks, have filed applications seeking Commission approval for their merger. The proposed transaction would bring together the fourth (Time Warner Cable), seventh (Charter), and tenth (Bright House Networks) largest multichannel video programming distributors in the country to create the third largest provider in the country, serving roughly 17.3 million customers. Additionally, the new company would bring together 19.4 million broadband subscribers, creating the second largest broadband internet provider in the country and would provide services to customers across portions of nearly 40 states…

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