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#WeAreEssential: Tell Congress to Include the Paralysis Community in COVID-19 Relief Bills

We are asking you to reach out to your Senator and urge them to act NOW and include the specific needs of the paralysis community in the final version of a COVID-19 related relief bill. People with paralysis and those who support them are being left behind!

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Advocacy priorities

>Policy Priorities

Legislative, regulatory, and scientific advancements must be complemented by sound public policy and advocacy.

>Civil Rights and ADA

Learn more about the ADA, Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, and other Reeve Foundation advocacy initiatives.

>Wheelchairs and equipment

Learn more about competitive bidding and Complex Rehabilitation Technology, two key issues affecting our community today.

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Lend your voice to our initiatives and make a difference for people living with paralysis, their families and caregivers.

Advocacy Achievements

Over 20 years of paralysis advocacy

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