For Immediate Release
Contact: David Card
Washington, DC – On behalf of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), we congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on their historic victory. The Biden-Harris campaign laid out an ambitious plan to meet the needs of Americans with disabilities, and it is our sincere hope to see that plan carried out and fully implemented.
As the Biden transition team moves quickly to address the ongoing pandemic, we urge them to expand access to homecare aides so that more people can move out of nursing homes which have been ravaged by the coronavirus. We also call upon the new administration and Congress to ensure that people with disabilities are not left out of the post-pandemic economic recovery.
We thank the Trump Administration for their work on behalf of Americans with disabilities, including their efforts to stop states from instituting medical rationing plans during this pandemic that would sacrifice the health and even lives of people with disabilities. We hope the Biden administration will continue to stand against such cruel and senseless policies.
As one in four Americans have a disability, we also call upon the Biden transition team to include people with disabilities at all levels of government, including political appointees such as cabinet officers. It is time for the federal government to reflect the diversity of this country, including Americans who have a disability.
Our nation has spoken. And they have chosen Joe Biden to be our next president. We are confident that we can work together with this administration on the many issues impacting the lives of Americans with disabilities.
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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.