A LIFE CIL group is in Chicago protesting at a meeting of 53 international organizations that support assisted suicide and euthanasia of both children and adults with disabilities as well as assisted suicide of persons with terminal illness.  Their policy writings clearly equate disability with terminal illnesses, and clearly devalue the lives of persons with disabilities.

Gail Kear, Executive Director of LIFE CIL and President of the board of the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, spoke at the rally.  She said that these beliefs that life with a disability is not worth living are the most deadly attitudinal barrier of all, and must be confronted.  The group will be in Chicago through Saturday, September 20th!


“Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does.”

- Justin Dart, Jr. (father of the Americans with Disabilities Act)

LIFE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING will host a disability rights informational session on VOTING

Friday, September 26, 2014

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2201 Eastland Dr., Ste. 1, Bloomington

EQUIP FOR EQUALITY - Melissa Picciola, staff attorney in the Public Policy and Abuse Investigation Unit and the Help America Vote Act grant project. Melissa will present on:

  • Make Your Vote Count: The Voting Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Know your voting rights
  • Ask for accommodations at your polling place
  • Get help and information about filing complaints


  • Information about the League
  • How to become an educated voter

MCLEAN COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK – Kathy Michael & Denise Cesario, Director of Elections


  • Voter registration process
  • New law – grace period registration

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registrars will be available to assist with voter registration.  Please bring at least two pieces of identification with you (at least one must have your address on it) if you would like to register to vote.

LIMITED SEATING – RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW – Call Rickielee at 309-663-5433 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request (must be received by Sept. 22).





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Upcoming Events
  • Monday, September 1: LIFE CIL CLOSED for Labor Day Holiday
  • Tuesday, September 2: Women's Advocacy Support Group 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
  • Thursday, September 4: Senior Group (Deaf) 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 4: Low Vision Support Group at Westminster 1:30p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 4: CCDI Meeting 4:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 5: Illinois Imagines Team Meeting 12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • Monday, September 8: Ability in Aktion 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 9: Human Services Council Meeting 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.