Roll on Capitol Hill
United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill–June 16-19, 2013
|Roll on Capitol Hill is our annual legislative advocacy event that addresses issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injury or disease. Roll on Capitol Hill is a time when members of National Spinal Cord Injury Association, United Spinal Association’s Public Policy team, UsersFirst Advocates and others converge on our Nation’s Capital to speak directly with the legislators who make decisions that affect our daily independence and quality of life. We are currently fighting in the trenches on critical legislative issues that will be the backbone of our advocacy efforts at this year’s ROCH: ensuring greater access to durable medical equipment and related services, prescription drugs and outpatient therapy; quality health care and community supports and services; competitive integrated employment opportunities; the preservation of disability benefits under social security; and civil rights protections all of which are vital issues to the disability community.
Learn more about our Key Policy Issues.
ROCH 2013 Agenda
Monday, June 17
No Scheduled Events for Monday Evening – Network, Socialize, Enjoy DC Restaurants and Nightlife
Tuesday, June 18
Evening reception on Capitol Hill, to honor Congressional champions of the disability community, for members, advocates, and Congressional and agency officials.
Wednesday, June 19
‘Independence Through Advocacy’ Webinar Series
Ensuring Quality Services and Supports Under Medicaid–May 23rd at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Your Mobility Matters: Speak Out and Make A Difference–June 6th at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Getting the Right Mobility Equipment & Services for People with Disabilities: 03/28/13
Health Care Reform’s Impact on People with Disabilities: The Road Ahead: 01/30/13
ROCH 2012 Highlights
|What Participants Have to Say:
“Being here in the Capitol, lobbying with so many impressive people for a cause so near and dear to my heart has been unbelievably empowering. I’m excited about the future.” –Nick LiBassi
“By coming to Washington to share your stories and experiences, you enlighten and educate us as lawmakers and put a very important face on issues that affect millions.”–Rep. James Langevin D-2nd RI Co-Chair, Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, 2012 Junius A. Kellogg Award for Outstanding Congressional Leadership Honoree
“(Legislators) want to hear from me. They want to hear from the constituents. That’s what I got in every meeting. They just really listened more intently than they did when I’ve taken part in other lobbying events”–Jen Wolff, OT, Iowa
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