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A core component of RICV’s services include Advocacy:


  • Providing information to people with disability about their human rights and identifying instances of discrimination.
  • Assisting people with disability to uphold their rights by speaking with and writing to people and organizations to raise awareness of problems and seek solutions.
  • Helping people with disability negotiate complaints processes or legal action to enforce their human rights.
  • Writing submissions and lobbying government to make changes that promote and protect the rights of people with disability.
  • Campaigning for social change by speaking to the media to raise awareness and highlight situations where people with disability are treated unfairly.

Currently, RICV remains focused on upcoming elections and the possible recall of California governor Gavin Newson. There continues to be work on housing and transportation advocacy, with RICV working closely with city and county governments throughout the Central Valley.


At the state level, RICV is working closely with CFILC and the DOnetwork on systems change issues throughout California.


Advocacy cannot happen without involvement. We need persons with disabilities to be involved and participate in the Disability Action Team meetings.  These meeting currently take place virtually on the Zoom platform, allowing everyone to participate, learn more about advocacy, and understand how advocacy can empower both ourselves and our communities. Contact Vidal Medina at vmedina@ricv.org.

Let Your Voice Be Heard.

2nd & 4th Tuesdays

at 1:00 p.m.

Contact Vidal Medina

for the link to join in.


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