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Core to the mission of Independent Living Centers is advocacy! The members of CFILC develop positions regarding issues that impact people with disabilities, and we join our allies in advocating for access and equal opportunities for people with disabilities. To learn about the current issues see below, please contact Dan Okenfuss, CFILC's Public Policy Director.

Disability rights advocates share frustration over the Governor's new COVID-19 vaccine distribution guidelines in a virtual press conference. January 29th, 2021

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC), Disability Rights California (DRC), Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF), and advocates shared frustration with the new release of guidelines from Governor Newsom for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new guidelines result in the disabled, chronically ill, high-risk, and immunocompromised people under 65 having to wait even longer, putting their lives at risk.



During the virtual press conference, Disability Rights California and advocates discussed their response to the new guidelines, first-hand stories from members of the disability community and the impact this has, and what we are calling on Governor Newsom and CDPH to stand by to support people with disabilities and underlying health conditions.



Days following the announcement, public members have also raised concerns, calling on the Governor and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to take action and support this community. They have shared their stories and used #HighRiskCA.




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#HighRiskCA #NoBodyIsDisposable #WeCantWait



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