Members of Virginia ADAPT, Wisconsin ADAPT and Central Wisconsin ADAPT took time to head to Washington, DC to talk with Senators about the Disability Integration Act (DIA)(S.2427). Laura (representing Virginia ADAPT, and is from Texas), Crosby (representing Maryand ADAPT), and Joseph and Marilee (representing Virginia
ADAPT & Central Wisconsin ADAPT) met with eight Senators about DIA while in Washington, DC, sharing information about the importance of DIA and asking each Senator to be a co-signers of the bill!
Senator Tim Kaine VA (D)
Senator Mark Warner VA (D)
Senator Ted Cruz TX (R)
Senator John Cornyn TX (R)
Senator Barbara Mikulski MD (D)
Senator Ben Cardin MD (D)
Senator Tammy Baldwin WI (D)
Senator Ron Johnson WI (R)
This was an unscheduled trip after DIA was introduced by Senator Schumer from New York at the end of December,
therefore none of the visits were scheduled ahead of time. As a result the group were not able to talk to any of the Senators directly, however most offices had a staff person that met with the group. The group will continue to follow up with each Senator on becoming a co-signer of the bill and supporting DIA!