In partnership with DSAF and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), Nikki Hobelman, DSAF Board Member and Medical Outreach representative, began approaching state senators asking for support of a bill that would protect people with disabilities in need of an organ transplant, just like her daughter, Libby, may need one day.
Because of Nikki’s drive and determination, we are proud to share with you that Nebraska State Senator, Dave Murman, introduced a bill, LB 994 – Libby’s Law, that will prevent discrimination against people with Down syndrome and other disabilities from getting these life-saving procedures. The bill went to the Judiciary Committee on January 30 where Nikki and others from the Down syndrome community testified in support of the bill.
The bill has been met with opposition, though, so we need your help in supporting this important piece of legislation! Click the link to contact your senator and add your personal story to the template, or use the template letter above and contact info below to draft your own personal message to send them via phone or email.