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By Elizabeth Campbell As the systems change advocate for DMC, part of my job is to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. I was, therefore, devastated when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 620,... View Article
September 26th is National Voter Registration Day. Held the fourth Tuesday in September, organizations across the U.S. host events to bring public awareness to ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration. Every vote counts. When things don’t go the way... View Article
Twenty-seven years ago on July 26th, our civil rights bill, the Americans with Disabilities Act, was signed into law. Many of the privileges that we take for granted today are made possible because of this landmark legislation. Take a moment... View Article
On December 4, 2016, 60 Minutes aired a segment addressing the Americans with Disabilities Act and “drive-by lawsuits.” The segment, hosted by Anderson Cooper, was one-sided and did not include the viewpoint of the disability community at large. Instead of... View Article
Our nation’s recent and unexpected presidential election results will lead to a great deal of unknowns for people with disabilities. It is too soon to determine the exact impact the new administration will have on disability rights and the Independent... View Article