August 22, 2014 
In This Issue


As the summer winds to a close, we're getting to know our new neighbors and planning for our future at our new fully accessible community center. Have you stopped in to see the new space? Feel free to drop in!


Feedback and suggestions are always welcome. You can email them to me directly at:

Prop G: Anti-Speculation Measure

Together with other SF advocates, ILRCSF signed a ballot argument in favor of Proposition G, the anti-speculation measure. Prop. G would impose a fee on speculators who buy a multi-unit residential building to resell at a profit within 5 years.


People with disabilities are some of the main victims when speculators buy a building and quickly evict the existing tenants in order to turn the building into condos. Prop. G would discourage these speedy evictions.


Prop. G does NOT apply to owner-occupants (including current condo owners), persons gaining buildings by gift or inheritance, buildings over 30 units, or new construction.


Earlier versions of this bill were a San Francisco anti-speculation tax bill proposed by Supv. Harvey Milk in the 1970's, and a California bill forbidding "flipping" multiunit buildings, SB 464, for which Victoria Tedder of ILRCSF testified in 2007.

Bridging the Digital Divide


Free Online Computer Information


We at ILRCSF are committed to helping to bridge the digital divide. Please see the links below regarding no-cost computer literacy trainings. 


Free Computer Training Videos Available  


All kinds of videos including computer science  


Microsoft has many videos; this one is on creating accessible documents  


This one is Create your first presentation 


Report Documents Financial Impact of Disability


NDI Report Finds Adults with Disabilities Continue to be Economically Shortchanged Despite ADA's Guarantee

A new report released on July 22 from National Disability Institute (NDI) shows 24 years after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law and guaranteed all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve "economic self-sufficiency,"people with disabilities are less financially stable than people without disabilities.


NDI's report, Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities - Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation 2012 National Financial Capability Study, found, in nearly every category, the financial capability of people with disabilities lagged behind the financial capability of people without disabilities, with 78 percent of people with disabilities finding it difficult to make ends meet, as compared with 56 percent of people without disabilities. Seventy percent of people with disabilities responded they could not come up with $2,000 in an emergency, as compared with 37 percent of people without disabilities.


Learn more about the report in the official press release. A digital copy of the report is available for download in the document library under the "Resources" section of NDI's website and via this link


RAMP UP the Disability Vote in 2014!


Election Day Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is quickly approaching and it is time to begin to prepare and strategize to turn out the disability vote.  Please join the Disability Organizing Network for these voter education training webinars and activities to RAMP UP the Disability Vote in 2014!




National Voter Registration Day 2014!
August 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Veda Florez, Marin County Elections and League of Women Voters of the Bay Area



Organizing Your Voter Education Forum
September 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Veda Florez, Marin County Elections and League of Women Voters of the Bay Area
Dolores Tejada (Community Resources for Independent Living)



Power of the Disability Vote: Know Your Rights
October 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Fred Nisen, Disability Rights California

Conversations in Civic Courage: Overcoming Voter Information Challenges for Limited English Proficient and Disabled Voters
October 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

Michelle Romero, The Greenlining Institute, Claiming Our Democracy Project



RAMP UP the DISABILITY VOTE: Final Roll Out Strategy Campaign
October 6 - November 3, 29014 at 2:00 p.m. (PST) and November 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Weekly Teleconference

Ted Jackson, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers


Take action today by signing up for these webinars and teleconference opportunities to change the voting landscape of California.  MORE VOTERS = MORE POWER! 

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Jessie Lorenz

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