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Contribute to Establishing the New Independent Living Administration!

Dear Advocates,

Thank you for your support and participation in 2013! Together, we have furthered NCIL’s reputation as the grassroots, national voice of people with disabilities in the United States. Our advocacy efforts have pushed the Reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act and creation of an Independent Living Administration further than ever before.

But we’re not done yet! We need your help to continue our advocacy efforts. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used specifically to hire additional staff to help us press Congress to Reauthorize the Rehabilitation Act and establish the ILA. We won’t stop until we succeed!

So far, our members have donated nearly $10,000 for our Advocacy Blitz for 1356 campaign. Thank you! We’re so encouraged by your support that we’ve challenged ourselves to double this amount by December 31st! If we’re successful, we’ll be one-third of our way to our overall Advocacy Blitz for 1356 fundraising goal of $60,000!

Logo - Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit 2013We’ve always known the strength and power of our members, but the word is spreading. NCIL was recently named as one of the top-five disability non-profits by Philanthropedia. Specifically, their expert reviewers stated that NCIL’s “strength is in its wide network of Centers for Independent Living” and that our “chapter, affiliate structure actually works”.

Your voice is being heard. Our power is growing. We will succeed!

Your tax-deductible contribution can be made quickly and easily using our online form. Please designate your donation for “A Specific Project: Rehab Act Reauthorization / Blitz for 1356”.

Remember the words spoken by Justin Dart: “You have the power. You have the responsibility.”

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