Advocacy Task Force

The NYC Spinal Advocacy Task Force has been set-up to ensure that the voices of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities are heard and taken into consideration when it comes to legislation and public policy.

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Why We Advocate

  • To Preserve & Enhance Disability Rights
  • To Make All Transportation Accessible
  • To Improve Community Support & Services
  • To Improve Public Accessibility
  • To Be Able To Select Where & How We Receive Care & Services
  • To Harness Our Combined Power To Facilitate Change For The Better
  • To Secure & Retain Veterans Benefits
  • To Improve Health Care For Veterans
  • To Preserve The Rights Guaranteed By The ADA
  • To Secure Appropriate Medical Supplies & Pharmaceuticals
  • To Obtain Appropriate Wheelchairs & Assistive Technologies

Roll on Capitol Hill

NYC Spinal members are leaders in United Spinal’s Annual Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH). Each year we join with advocates from across the county to visit with and educate Congressional leaders about the policy issues that impact the health, independence and quality of life of individuals living with spinal cord injuries and disorders, including disabled veterans.

Grassroots Advocacy Network

The Advocacy Task Force brings the lessons learned at ROCH home. As part of United Spinal Association’s Grassroots Advocacy Network, our goal is to reinforce ROCH efforts at the local level and give our members the tools they need to engage their own government representatives in a meaningful dialog.

Share Your Story

Whether the issue is accessibility or transportation, lack of employment opportunities, or poor mobility equipment that limits our freedom; each of us have become experts on what is needed to improve the quality of our lives and it is by sharing our stories as individuals living with disability, that we can help policy makers understand and recognize issues that need their support.

Together we can impact change and ensure that people with SCI/D and other disabilities receive the services they need to fully participate in the community.

Join the Task Force

Stay informed and learn how you can be an advocate for change.