California Senate Bill 1270

People with developmental disabilities took the lead in legislation, calling on stakeholders to identify better ways of providing services to assist people with disabilities to live and work in the community. Legislators were introduced to an advocacy approach that introduced recommendations in graphics and ‘plain’ language. Self-advocates described 10 recommendations to improve the quality of life for all californians from their individual perspectives. Find More Board Resource Center videos: (8) CAC DVDs online at www.youtube.com search: cac leadership board resource center. As well, Thinking Ahead: My Way, My Choice, My Life at the End – a personal account of end of life planning – can also be found online at www.youtube.com search: cac leadership board resource center AND Guide to Healthy Living – a self-advocacy group’s efforts to improve their health and wellness – can also be found online at www.youtube.com search: cac leadership board resource center. Board Resource Center (BRC) – Who we are, what we do – Boards of nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and community groups are designed to serve as stewards of community funds and their constituent interests. Responsible stewardship dictates that membership represents the diversity of the community. This diversity includes citizens with diverse abilities. BRC evolved as an outgrowth of consulting services to California service agencies in 1995, aimed at including people with diverse disabilities on governing

Bill Moyers on Max Baucus and Senate health insurance reform bill

BILL MOYERS: You know from the news that early next week the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its version of health care reform. And therein lies another story of money and politics. Polls show the overwhelming majority of Americans favor a non-profit alternative — like Medicare — that would give the private health insurance industry some competition. But if so many Americans and the President himself want that public option, how come we’re not getting one? Because, the medicine has been poisoned from day one, in part because of that same revolving door that Congresswoman Kaptur and Simon Johnson were just talking about. Movers and shakers rotate between government and the lucrative private sector at a speed so dizzying they forget who they’re working for.