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Dominican Alumnus' Call to Action

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

David Gayes '14 wrote an article published by Dominican Sisters of Hope on how the new tax cut and jobs act will, and already is, negatively impacting individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Gayes, who currently works for Dominican Volunteers USA, talks about advocating for those with disabilities and chronic illnesses that are being further burdened by the new waves of legislation. Gayes shares his own struggles with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and how legislative changes are impacting his quality of life and the quality of life of others. He shares how, in order to maintain independence and activeness, he and many others need extra supports and assistance. The new cuts and acts are removing funding for such supports, which are most often than not extremely expensive.

He discusses his involvement with protests and various other modes of advocacy for his and others' rights and offers suggestions on how anyone and everyone can help advocate.  

To get more details on the applicable legislation changes and to read the full article click here‚Äč