Leading Disability Rights Groups File Amicus Brief Defending the Affordable Care Act in Supreme Court Case
The American Association of People with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, the Judge Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and 16 other leading disability rights organizations, represented pro bono by law firms Dentons and Baker Hostetler, this week filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court highlighting the crucial health care protections that Congress provided for people with disabilities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
AAPD Announces POWER: the Disability Vote, A Disability & Election Virtual Summit
AAPD is proud to announce POWER: the Disability Vote, a national, non-partisan Disability & Election Virtual Summit. On Monday & Tuesday, June 22 and 23 from noon to 3:45 pm ET on both days and will include panels, presentations, and a national call-to-action to mobilize disability voters and allies.
Over 400 Organizations Urge Department of Health and Human Services to Issue Guidance to Prohibit Discrimination during Medical Rationing
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and over 400 disability and allied organizations have joined together to urge the Department of Health and Human Services to issue further guidance ensuring that plans to ration scarce health care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic comply with federal non-discrimination laws.
Update on 2020 AAPD Summer Internship Program
The American Association of People with Disabilities has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 AAPD Summer Internship Program to summer of 2021.
AAPD Announces the Launch of the Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Program
AAPD is proud to announce their new initiative, the Fannie Lou Hamer Leadership Program. This program is designed for young (ages 18 – 30) Black disabled advocates who are committed to boosting voter registration and civic engagement across Black communities leading up to the 2020 elections.
Over 90 Civil Rights Organizations Urge House and Senate Leadership to Address the Needs of People with Disabilities in COVID-19 Relief Package
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and 92 disability and allied organizations have joined together to urge House and Senate leadership that the third COVID-19 relief package should address the needs of people with disabilities and their allies.