Angie Willey signed Prioritize Disability Vaccine Access 2021-02-23 12:05:35 -0800To remove individuals with disabilities from the priority list for the vaccine is a despicable act. Helping those who need extra help should be the first priority of this state government. As advocates across the country are fighting and taking steps forward to get vulnerable populations vaccinated, Nebraska is taking a step backward. Devaluing your disability population is not Nebraska nice!
Whereas, Governor Ricketts removed people with underlying conditions from the 1B Priority Group for the Covid Vaccine
Whereas, If infected, people with Down Syndrome are five times more likely to be hospitalized and 10 times more likely to die than the general population,
Whereas, 83% of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are not receiving state services and part of the groups of people with disabilities that have not yet received the Covid Vaccine.
Whereas, Nebraska’s service system fails to recognize many people intellectual and developmental disabilities.993 signatures
Therefore, we call on Governor Ricketts to add people with disabilities back to the Priority Group for Covid Vaccines. We must provide equitable access to testing for those in communities, in facilities, in services, and supported by their families. In order to ensure this, we must eliminate barriers including but not limited to lack of access to transportation, limitations of vehicles, ensure quality testing in community services, provide testing in facilities, make the website accessible, create a comprehensive data set involving all people, and ensure equitable care for all Nebraskans.
Angie Willey wants to volunteer 2019-09-05 20:00:50 -0700As the Legislative Season approaches we need to ensure that we are ready to take action as quickly as possible. In order to do this we need as many parents, self advocates, and allies ready to contact their Senator as possible. If you are willing to step up and help ensure that we protect people with intellectual and developmental disabilities then please sign up to be a contact for your Senator! Become a volunteer
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