On July 18, 2014, DRLC sent a letter to the Honorable Bob Menendez, Committee Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Honorable Bob Corker, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressing support for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In the letter, DRLC explains the significance of the CRPD, as well as the treaty's importance to the disability community.
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We all need homes that we- and those who visit us- can get around with ease. This is important for families as well as communities. The disability rights movement has always been a champion of accessible housing and independent living. Too often, however, society has assumed that people with disabilities would simply live in nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. Full story