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Roll on Capitol Hill

Events: United Spinal, VGM Heartland

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05/05/2017

The United Spinal Association will host Andrea Dalzell, Ms. Wheelchair New York 2015, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 11-14.

Wheelchair users lobby to protect complex rehab

‘Once they get the bug for advocating for themselves, they can’t really get rid of it’
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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – More than 150 wheelchair users and advocates are prepping to roll on Capitol Hill in June to lobby for improved health, independence and quality of life for people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Roll on rolls again

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03/23/2017

WASHINGTON – The 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill Legislative and Advocacy Conference will take place June 11-14. The United Spinal Association hosts the event to advocate for the health, independence and quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

'They had to look us straight in the eye"

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08/22/2014

Activists say United Spinal’s third-annual Roll on Capitol Hill was empowering.

Kansas City resident Shantelle Rockman has done some local lobbying, but the June event was her first time lobbying at the national level.

Roll on Capitol Hill builds on momentum

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06/27/2014

WASHINGTON – Activists who rolled into Washington, D.C., June 22-24 found that advocacy efforts are paying off, as more congressional offices are well versed in the issues facing people with disabilities, including the need for a separate benefit for complex rehab.

United Spinal sets date for Roll on Capitol Hill

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06/11/2014

NEW YORK – The United Spinal Association and advocates from its membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, will gather in Washington, D.C., June 22-25 for Roll on Capitol Hill.

John McCain to accept award from United Spinal

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05/23/2013

NEW YORK – U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on hand at United Spinal Association’s annual legislative conference in June to accept an award for his support of a global disabilities rights treaty, according to a press release.