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Advocacy Blitz to Pass S. 1356: NCIL Needs Your Financial Help!

The Independent Living Movement is at a critical juncture right now and we need your help. This is your moment to be part of Independent Living history by helping ensure S. 1356 is passed. By contributing to this cause, you continue the legacies of Justin Dart, Fred Fay, Michael Winter, and many others who chained their wheelchairs to buses to gain accessible transportation and crawled up the stairs of the Capitol to get the ADA passed.

What's the fix? Senate Bill 1356 - Independent Living belongs to the people. waiting 15 years for the Reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act, we now have a good bill, S. 1356, which will come up for a full Senate vote within the next few months. NCIL has developed a strategy, but needs additional resources to begin implementing its plan within the next two weeks.

To learn more about S. 1356 and our strategy, go to, and be sure to like our Facebook page: Advocacy Blitz to Pass S. 1356.

We realize funding is tight for everyone right now, but this legislation will have lasting impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Please make your personal and / or organizational (unrestricted) contributions as soon as possible. You can make a contribution quickly and easily using our online form.

Here is a guide you can use to determine the amount of your contribution toward our goal of $60,000:

Corporate Sponsor

  • Number of donations: 5
  • Amount of donation: $3,000
  • Total: $15,000

Large CIL / SILC / Organization

  • Number of donations: 10
  • Amount of donation: $2,000
  • Total: $20,000 

Medium CIL / SILC / Organization

  • Number of donations: 20
  • Amount of donation: $500
  • Total: $10,000

Small CIL / SILC / Organization

  • Number of donations: 135
  • Amount of donation: $100
  • Total: $13,500


  • Number of donations: 60
  • Amount of donation: $25
  • Total: $1,500

Remember the words spoken by Justin Dart:

“You have the power. You have the responsibility.”

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