Nearly 40 Wisconsin & national disability and aging advocates file amicus brief explaining heightened COVID-19 risks for people with disabilities and older adults.

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee Update

Disability Rights Wisconsin and a coalition of more than 30 state and national disability and aging advocates, including Mental Health America of Wisconsin, NAMI Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Family Ties, have filed an amicus brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in response to the petition challenging Wisconsinís Safer At Home order extension.

The brief outlines how lifting a Safer At Home order prematurely could have life-threatening consequences and cause irreparable harm for people with disabilities and older adults who already face a high risk of complications and death if they are exposed to the virus, and would face an even greater risk with the lifting of the order.

 Link to Survival Coalition release regarding the amicus brief: http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/043020survcoal.pdf

Link to the brief - Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - brief of amici curiae Disability Rights Wisconsin and others: http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/043020wscdrwi.pdf

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