As we head into the summer, the DNC Disability Council has some exciting news! On July 23, we will be joined by Governor Kate Brown for a grassroots fundraiser in Portland, OR. Can you join us?
Earlier this year, Governor Brown signed HB2839 into law, which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities seeking organ transplants.
Governor Brown's tireless advocacy for the disability community extends to the workplace as well. In her proclamation to declare October 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Oregon, Brown stated: "Workplaces welcoming talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of our efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Oregon’s Employment First initiative, we can improve and expand access to education and opportunities for people with disabilities to integrate into the workplace.”
We hope you can join us on July 23 or sponsor an attendee and support critical DNC programs by contributing at the link above. Thank you for the work you do for the Disability Council and feel free to reach out to PaolinoJ@dnc.org if you have any questions about the event or the council.
Disability Council Deputy Director
Democratic National Committee