Announcing the 2019 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellows

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Rooted in Rights are proud to announce our two 2019 Disability Rights Storytellers Fellows: Blessitt Shawn Bryant and Daisy Wislar.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Announces Retirement of AAPD President and CEO, Helena Berger

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) announced today that the organization’s President and CEO, Helena Berger, will retire as leader, effective August 2, 2019.

The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the “Public Charge” Rule

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) joins over 1,500 disability, immigrant, and civil rights organizations in strongly opposing the “Public Charge” rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed rule is blatantly discriminatory and would cause great harm to people with disabilities and their families. It would exclude individuals from this country just because they have a disability.

The REV UP Campaign Opposes Poll Closures

The REV UP Campaign of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) opposes closing polling places because they are not “ADA accessible.” The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been the law of this nation since 1990. By now, every polling place should be accessible to all voters with disabilities and have poll workers trained to facilitate use of the accessible voting machines.

Announcing the Recipients of the 2018 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is proud to offer the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship thanks to the generous support of NBCUniversal.

The American Association of People with Disabilities Opposes the Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court based on his previous rulings as a DC Circuit Court Judge that have devalued the lives and liberty of people with disabilities. Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities.

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