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Press releases



3/22/2017 - Disability Rights advocates call on the California Congressional Delegation to preserve critical parts of the Affordable Care Act

3/9/2017 - Disability Rights California issues statement on ACA repeal proposal

2/3/2017 - Disability rights groups and the State of California reach novel settlement agreement to ensure effective communication for blind and visually impaired Medi-Cal IHSS recipients

1/9/2017 - Disability Rights California investigation finds state not holding nursing homes fully accountable for resident deaths



11/2/2016 - Disability Rights California announces hotline for voters with disabilities

10/1/2016 - Voting bill supported by DRC is signed by governor

9/28/2016 - Govenor Brown signs bill sponsored by Disability Rights California to protect workers with disabilities from discrimination

9/20/2016 - Disability Rights California files federal lawsuit against West Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Community College District

8/30/2016 - Los Angeles endorses landmark accessible housing settlement

8/2/2016 - U.S. Department of Education finds school restraint and seclusion is discriminatory

6/13/16 - Disability Rights California honors Cooley LLP for pro bono partnership

6/13/16 - Disability Rights California honors Assembly Member Tony Thurmond

6/1/16 - Disability Rights California announces hotline for voters with disabilities

5/27/16 - Disability Rights California urges state to accelerate community services after Sonoma Developmental Center loses federal funding

5/16/16 - Disability Rights California report finds the Sonoma County Jail neglects prisoners with disabilities

2/25/16 - Disability Rights California issues findings of investigations into San Diego and San Francisco juvenile hall conditions

2/23/2016 - Disability Rights California report finds prisoners in the Santa Barbara Jail held in solitary, denied mental health care - Sheriff agrees to limited reforms but more are needed

2/18/2016 - DRC lawsuit alleges Pasadena schools discriminate against students with mental health disabilities

1/7/2016 - Disability Rights California's response to Governor Brown's 2016-17 budget plan

Press Release Archive