RSVP Today: Presentation of the 2017 ADC Advocacy Award

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – networking and refreshments
Presentation From: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Ability360 Conference Center
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85034

The Arizona Disability Coalition (ADC) invites you to attend our next meeting on Thursday, July 13.

Our agenda includes the presentation of the 2017 ADC Advocacy Award and remarks by J.J. Rico, Executive Director of the Arizona Center for Disability Law.

Mr. Rico will share information on current federal legislation and the importance of advocacy during this especially challenging time for the disability community. Finally, we will discuss future priorities of the Coalition and how you can get involved.

 Interested in Attending?

About J.J. Rico: J.J. Rico is  Executive Director at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL), which is the protection and advocacy agency in Arizona.  ACDL is a non-profit law firm that assists Arizonans with disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights to independence, justice, and equality. Prior to becoming Executive Director, J.J worked as ACDL's Litigation Director and as a staff attorney. His legal work focused on the employment and access provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. J.J. has represented individuals with disabilities before both State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Division and has extensive training experience. The vision of the ACDL is a society where people with disabilities enjoy full acceptance without barriers.

President Trump’s Budget Released: 
Major Cuts To Programs and Services for People With Disabilities

The President has just revealed his budget to Congress which has cuts to many “safety net programs” like housing subsidies, community development block grants, Medicaid, etc. Part of that budget includes some nasty cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) – even though on the campaign trail candidate Trump promised to not cut Social Security or Medicare.


HR 620 requires a person with a disability to provide written notice to a business where they encounter barriers to access. The notice must provide sufficient detail to identify the prohibited act and how to comply with the law. The business would then have 60 days to acknowledge that there is a problem and then another 120 days to begin to fix it.

No other protected class or minority is forced to wait
180 days
to enforce their civil rights!


Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema has sponsored HR 620. Additionally, Arizona Representatives Trent Franks and Andy Biggs are members of the House Judiciary Committee, which will vote on HR620 as early as THIS week. 

This bill continues to gain support from both sides of the aisle in Congress, and it’s on US to fight it!

AZ Representatives 
Contact Information: 

Kyrsten Sinema (D, District 9)

Phoenix District Office
2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-2285
Fax: 602-956-2468
hours: M-F 8-5:00pm

Washington, D.C. Office
1725 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-9888
fax: 202-225-9731
hours: M-F 9:00-6:30pm

Trent Franks (R, District 8)

Glendale District Office
7121 West Bell Road
Suite 200
Glendale, AZ 85308
Phone: (623) 776-7911

Washington, D.C. Office
2435 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4576
Fax: (202) 225-6328

Andy Biggs (R, District 5)

Mesa District Office
2509 S Power Rd
Suite 204
Mesa, AZ 85209
Superstition Plaza
(480) 699-8239

Washington, D.C. Office
1626 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2635


 Download the HB620 Fact Sheet in PDF or TEXT