AAPD Publishes 2021 Progress Report on Automobile Accessibility Scorecard Results
For Immediate Release July 26, 2021 Contact: Sam Drzymala, firstname.lastname@example.org Report shows robust efforts even in the face of challenges […]
Susan Diegelman Named New Board Chair of American Association of People with Disabilities
An advocate in the business community that will lead capacity building initiatives to ensure a sustainable and resilient organization for […]
U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Brnovich v. DNC Undermines Our Sacred Right to Vote
Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to our democracy. In their decision on Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Supreme Court has undermined Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, a provision meant to protect voters from discriminatory and racist voting restrictions. This destructive decision comes on the heels of nation-wide attacks on voting rights in states like Texas where disability advocates in Texas prepare for a special legislative session in which legislators will consider more anti-voting legislation to add seemingly arbitrary barriers for disabled voters, voters of color, and disabled voters of color.
Disability Advocates Warn the For the People Act’s Paper Ballot Mandate Will Disenfranchise Voters with Disabilities
While the For the People Act will remove significant barriers to voting for people with disabilities, without addressing the unintended consequences of the paper ballot mandate, this important voting legislation will disenfranchise many voters with disabilities. Simply put, the current paper ballot mandate in the For the People Act will exclude many voters from the ballot box, counteracting the purpose of this well-intended and important legislation.
Voting Rights and Accessibility are Under Attack Across the U.S.
Alongside voting advocates and other civil rights organizations across the country, we oppose voting legislation that disproportionately targets and restricts voting rights for people with disabilities, people of color, and disabled people of color, LGBTQIAPTS people, and other communities. We will continue to support our REV UP organizers in protecting the right to vote within their communities. Our democracy depends on our communities having the right and the access to vote safely and independently.
AAPD Announces the Summer Internship Program Class of 2021
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the Summer Internship Program Class of 2021.