NYAIL joined a statewide coalition in celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act and other anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The theme was “Keep Them Strong, Make Them Better, & Pass Them Along!" A celebration of these vital programs and advocating for federal representatives to preserve, protect, and improve them.
Senator Schumer joined as the opening speaker and Senator Gillibrand provided a video message. Cliff Perez of Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley co-hosted the event with Maria Alvarez Executive Director of StateWide Senior Action Council. The event was organized by Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, StateWide Senior Action Council, Medicaid Matters, New York Association on Independent Living, New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign, and Citizen Action of New York.