Senator Edward M. Kennedy Dies at 77

 The leading champion of Social  Justice in Congress for those of us with disabilities, Senator Ted Kennedy has died.  Coping with brain cancer for the past 15 months he still was advocating for the inclusion in Health Reform of the tenets of the  Community Choice and CLASS Acts along with Health Care for All.  ILCNSCA will miss his support of many independent living and disabilities rights issues. As Senator Harken stated many times, Senator Kennedy was the force behind the Americans with Disability Act, asking Senator Harken, a then junior Senator, to take the lead on civil rights for those of us with disabilities.  We will miss the Senator and send our sympathy to the Kennedy family. .