ADVOCACY

NJHSA is constantly advocating on behalf of our Member Agencies and the communities they serve.

Learn about the most current issues the NETWORK is supporting below. 

Reclaim Religious Freedom

Tell U.S. Senate to Protect Critical Program for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) recently introduced the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act (known as "EMPOWER Act," S. 2227). This legislation for people with disabilities and older adults would reauthorize the bipartisan Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration program, which has helped 75,000 older adults and people with disabilities transition out of institutions and nursing homes and receive the support they need in less restrictive settings.The MFP program's authorization expired on September 30, 2016, and the program is now at risk without continued federal support. NJHSA supports the EMPOWER Act to extend the program and urges the U.S. Senate to include it in the end-of-year health extender package without delay. Please click hereto contact your Senators today. For more information on this program, click here.  

Join Us in Washington for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2018

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month! This will be the 8th convening of Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD), which will be in Washington, DC on February 6, 2018. Jewish Disability Advocacy Day will take place from 9am-5pm on Tuesday, February 6th, on Capitol Hill. Registration is open through January 12, 2018. Register and learn more here.