DRLC is pleased to announce Kathryn L. Tucker, Esq., as its new Executive Director and Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs. Ms. Tucker joins DRLC from the national nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices, where she worked to improve patient rights and choice at the end of life as Director of Advocacy and Legal Affairs for two decades. She also served as lead counsel in two landmark end of life care cases before the United States Supreme Court, which established the right of dying patients to aggressive pain management.
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Advocacy: DRLC is a strong advocate for disability rights, in the
community, the society, and the world. Advocacy includes litigation,
administrative advocacy, legal information, and policy making.
Education and Learning: DRLC teaches people with disabilities,
educators, businesses, employers, governments, and others about
the rights of people with disabilities. DRLC facilitates empowerment of
people with disabilities to advocate effectively for themselves and to use
the resources and tools available to them. DRLC never stops learning
about the rights of people with disabilities, the needs of the disability
community, and the most effective means of achieving those rights and
Justice and Fairness: DRLC seeks justice for people with disabilities. The
DRLC’s goal is justice, for our team, our clients, and our communities.
Impact: DRLC’s work has transformative impact on the community,
systemic, and global levels. We work to change systems and to cause
ripple effects that will affect individual and attitudinal change.
Excellence: DRLC expects excellence in all of our work due to our deep
respect for ourselves, the community and our mission.