Recently Erica Lewis considered applying for membership in the National Advisory Council on Poverty. This is a group consisting of people with lived experience of poverty, who are tasked with providing input on the federal government’s poverty reduction strategy.

When Erica found out it wasn’t for her because of the nature and severity of her health issues, she wrote to the Feds.

“If you really want a diverse group of people giving input, you should
accommodate those who, because of illness, rarely leave their homes,” she writes.