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Ady Barkan Turns To Next Step In ‘Not Going Quietly’ Activism: Build Back Better Act

Ady Barkan Turns To Next Step In ‘Not Going Quietly’ Activism: Build Back Better Act

The documentary Not Going Quietly tells the story of Ady Barkan, the progressive and healthcare activist who has been battling Als.

As filmmakers publicize the project during award season and an upcoming PBS airing, Barkan has seized on his next chapter: a push for Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act, a centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s agenda, which includes provisions to address home health care.

In a Q&a with Not Going Quietly filmmaker Nicholas Bruckman and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-ma), Barkan said that he’s focused on residential and community care “because I rely on 24 hour care to survive and believe that every person should have the right to live safely and with dignity in their homes. Right now that isn’t the case for nearly a million people who are the wait list for home care and also for our vastly underpaid workforce of professional caregivers.

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