Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Come to Disability Capitol Action Day on May 26

Written by LaCandice McCray, CFILC's Outreach & Training Advocate

Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) is one of the largest cross-disability events in our country since its beginning in 2004. This year, on May 26th, 2010 the Disability Action Coalition will host its 7th annual Disability Capitol Action Day in alliance with the California In-Home Support Services Consumer Alliance (CICA).

Together we will join in solidarity to recognize the 20th year anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Civil Rights act for the disability community, on the West lawn of the Capitol. Despite the ongoing State Budget threats to our communities, we will join forces and educate the Legislature on what Californians with disabilities need in order to remain in their own homes and living in the community.

The day will start with a March to the West Steps of the Capitol from 15th and L streets, followed by an Educational Rally including testimonials about the impact of the ADA, performances, and guest speakers. Throughout the day, a Resource Fair will take place on both sides of the West lawn featuring 30+ organizations from around the state. Lunch will also be served midday, and the day ends with participants making legislative visits inside the Capitol. There is still time for you to register for DCAD 2010 and find out more information by visiting,

For those of you who have visited any of the past 6 Capitol Action Days, what have been your experiences? Why is this event important for people in the community to attend? If you cannot attend this year’s event, how do you plan on celebrating the 20th anniversary of the ADA? Are you planning to attend?


  1. Disability Capitol Action Day is a great opportunity to let your legislators know that AT should NOT be eliminated from the Medi-Cal budget. If you are not able to make it to the event, you can still take action through CFILC's action center on our website:

  2. The AT Network will be participating in the Resource Fair. Feel free to stop by and visit our table.

  3. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from the Assistive Technoloby community about Medi-Cal cuts related to Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, Prosthetics...

    SHOW UP!

  4. I just want to thank CFILC, the AT network, and ALL who contributed to make this year's Disability Capitol Action Day so lively and interesting. The resource fair was much more visible, accessible and extensive, which was great. Guess I can't really say the day was a success until we know what the final budget looks like though!