A Brief Message from Theo Braddy, Executive Director of NCIL

5 for 5 Logo: Fund Centers for Independent Living - 500 Million; 5 Core Services

A few days ago, during the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)’s quarterly board meeting, NCIL launched its 5 for 5 Campaign (5for5campaign.com). This campaign primarily focuses on increasing funding for Centers for Independent Living, whose work invests in community living and independence for people with disabilities.

What is so unique about this campaign is that it involves for the first time three national organizations working together to increase funding for Centers for Independent Living.

The three national organizations include:

This is the first time in my career that I saw everyone focus on a unified message that turned into 2 days of legislative visits.

This collaboration is another step towards a unified collective voice of persons with diverse disabilities to effect change in policy and improve the lives of persons living with disabilities in the U.S.

Thank you everyone for moving in the same direction. Look for more to come.

Theo

Image: sixteen advocates pose for a group photo. Several are wearing shirts with the 5 for 5 Logo.
Image: sixteen advocates pose for a group photo. Several are wearing shirts with the 5 for 5 Logo.