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A Milestone for the Disability Vote: Advocates Meet with the Vice President

By AAPD / 2021-09-20
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By Lilian Aluri | September 20, 2021

As we close National Disability Voter Registration Week, we wanted to share a blog documenting a key moment for the disability vote this year. This blog

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Action Alert: Ask your Senators to Protect Our Access to Voting!

By AAPD / 2021-09-17
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September 17, 2021

Today, we are calling on our network to take action to protect access to the ballot. The U.S. Senate is considering a voting rights bill called the John Lewis Voting Rights

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Protected: How Can We Increase the Disability Vote?

By AAPD / 2021-09-16
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In Case You Missed It: Highlights from the 2021 Disability Vote Summit

By AAPD / 2021-09-15
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By Alexa Berry | September 15, 2021

Yesterday, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) hosted the Disability Vote Summit. The goal of the virtual

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REV UP During National Disability Voter Registration Week

By AAPD / 2021-09-14
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By Lilian Aluri | September 14, 2021

This blog was originally published on September 13 by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and can be found on AUCD’s blog.

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5 Ways to Build a Better and More Inclusive Democracy This Week

By AAPD / 2021-09-13
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By Lilian Aluri | September 13, 2021

Today marks the first day of the 2021 National Disability Voter Registration Week (September 13-20)! Throughout this week, organizers across the country are hosting voter registration

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Letter from Disabled Ventilator Users on Philips Respironics Recall

By Alice Wong / 2021-09-01
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Below is an open letter from a number of disabled people in the US impacted by a recall of 13 ventilators, CPAPs and BiPaps manufactured by Philips Respironics including signatures by over two dozen organizations and groups. For more, check out the press release from the New York Law School and a collection of links and Tweets.

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If you are affected by the recall and want to sign on to this open

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Protected: AAPD’s Summer Reading Recommendations

By AAPD / 2021-08-27
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What is the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Why is it Important to the Disability Community?

By AAPD / 2021-08-20
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By Rachita Singh | August 20, 2021

Infrastructure relates to the facilities, resources, and tools that people use to operate on a daily basis and go about their lives. Infrastructure includes transportation like trains

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Moving From Survival

By Alice Wong / 2021-07-25
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Moving From Survival

 

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Editor’s note: This op-ed by the author was recently rejected by The New York Times’ (NYT) opinion section. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic it is critically important to center disabled people in policy conversations about community living and care as infrastructure. A recent collection of letters to the editor from NYT about the Better Care Better Jobs Act was extraordinarily inadequate. Enjoy!

 

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