Congress Leaves Disabled People Behind in COVID-19 Relief Bill
After months of delays and months of coordinated advocacy from the disability community, last night Congress passed another coronavirus relief bill which does not address critical needs of disabled people, our families, and our service providers. Our community is hurting. Our community is dying.
AAPD Participates in New Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy
The American Association of People with Disabilities is proud to be a part of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on “Disability Inclusive Employment Policy” (DIEP), a newly-launched center that will advance inclusive disability employment through research. The research conducted by the RRTC DIEP will help to shape inclusive employment policies and programs in the future and help bring about the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
Disability Groups Closely Watching Supreme Court Case Challenging the Affordable Care Act
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and national disability groups are closely following the Supreme Court’s consideration of the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought by Texas and 19 other states and supported by the Trump Administration.
Count Every Vote
First and foremost, thank you for showing up and for using your power through your vote. We recognize the difficulty and anxiety that comes with uncertainty and with having to wait longer than usual for results that impact our lives so deeply. The wait is necessary for a fair and accurate count.
Every Disability Vote Counts
Tomorrow, November 3rd, is Election Day! Polling sites will be open across the country in less than 24 hours, and there is still time to take your ballot to an official state drop box location. Every vote counts.
National and Texas-Based Disability and Civil Rights Organizations Issue Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Validity of Drive-Thru Voting
Leading disability and civil rights organizations in Texas and across the country call the lawsuit challenging validity of drive-thru voting a threat to the rights of voters with disabilities. Organizations call upon the court to uphold the constitutional rights of all voters and ensure that the over 120,000 votes cast by drive-thru voting in Harris County, Texas, are counted.