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Tennessee Disability Coalition

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The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

Accessible Elections for Tennessee Voters

Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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The Tennessee Disability Coalition partnered with the Tennessee Secretary of State and Disability Rights Tennessee to develop a brief video demonstrating an accessible polling place and voting process for Tennesseans with all types of disabilities. This video is a resource for election officials, pollworkers, and the disability community.

2015 Legislative Wrap Up

Three Young Men in Tennessee House Chamber
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The 109th General Assembly adjourned late Wednesday night on April 22nd. Although session adjourned a week later than last year, it was about 3 weeks shorter with the weather, scheduling and the Special Session. The first session of the 109th General Assembly kicked off with a Special Session called by the Governor to focus on in Insure Tennessee plan. The Governor’s plan was again overshadowed by politics and the effort was defeated during the Special Session.

Governor Signs the ABLE Act in TN

Governor Haslam signs the ABLE Act
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Today Governor Haslam signed the Tennessee ABLE Act into Law, giving State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. the authority to create and offer tax-advantaged investment plans to help families of those with disabilities save money for a variety of qualifying expenses. The legislation, passed unanimously by the 109th General Assembly, establishes an Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program in accordance with federal legislation.

Tennessee Legislative Session

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The 109th General Assembly adjourned for the year on April 22nd, 2015. The 2016 session will reconvene in January of next year.

Please contact us at: 615-383-9442 or ddh@tndisability.org with questions or for more information.

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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Tennessee Disability Coalition
955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville: (615) 383-9442Toll-free: (888) 643-7811Email: coalition@tndisability.org