Global Disability Caucus



  • Welcome to the Global Disability Caucus (GDC)!

    Over 1 billion people across the globe live with a disability.  

    We speak for them.

    The mission of the Democrats Abroad Global Disability Caucus is to provide a voice for individuals with disabilities across its global membership; to help organize the group’s agenda; to work with allies within other Democratic parties and disability rights groups to ensure that all activities and venues are accessible; and to educate and empower Democrats Abroad members and leaders about the issues impacting individuals with disabilities.  Our members are not only persons with disabilities but also their allies.  We all believe that

    THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE!

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    OUR MISSION

    • Provide a voice for individuals with disabilities across Democrats Abroad global membership.
    • Ensure that the organization is fully ADA compliant.
    • Advocate on proposed legislation addressing disability rights.
    • Educate, empower and activate Democrats Abroad members and leaders about the issues impacting persons with disabilities.
    • Facilitate GOTV efforts for Americans with disabilities living overseas.

    Join Us!  Sign up to get news and information or volunteer to join our team!  Click JOIN THE CAUCUS button!

    An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

    CDC describes 7 major categories of primary barriers to participation for people with disabilities - they are described in this article and listed below.

    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-barriers.html

    1. Attitudinal
    2. Communications
    3. Physical
    4. Policy
    5. Programmatic
    6. Social
    7. Transportation

     

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    Learn more about the Global Disability Caucus and read our caucus founding document, the Terms of ReferenceYou can write to us at [email protected].

    DA Global Disability Caucus Leadership:

    Anthony Nitz
    | Country Committee Vice Chair; Chair, Global VMF Caucus; Global Disability Caucus Steering Committee
    kenneth sherman
    | DNC Member Americas Region / DPCA Voting Rep
    Heather Stone
    | DA Israel, Vice Chair/ DA Deputy International Counsel (Global)/ DA Medicare Portability Task Force, Chair/ DA Israel NPO, President
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    News

    USDOJ Sues Uber for Overcharging People with Disabilities

    The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) / Office of Public Affairs (OPA) / JUSTICE NEWS

    The Justice Department today filed an ADA lawsuit against Uber for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, take longer than two minutes to get in their Uber car.  Individuals who believe they have been victims of disability discrimination by Uber because they, or someone they were traveling with, were charged wait time fees should contact the Justice Department at 833-591-0425 (toll-free), 202-305-6786, or send an email to [email protected].  For more information about the ADA, call the Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TDD 800-514-0383) or access the ADA website at ada.gov.

    ~The United States Department of Justice

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    Welcome to the Global Disability Caucus!

    Welcome to the Global Disability Caucus (GDC)!

    Over 1 billion people across the globe live with a disability.  

    We speak for them.

    The mission of the Democrats Abroad Global Disability Caucus is to provide a voice for individuals with disabilities across its global membership; to help organize the group’s agenda; to work with allies within other Democratic parties and disability rights groups to ensure that all activities and venues are accessible; and to educate and empower Democrats Abroad members and leaders about the issues impacting individuals with disabilities.  Our members are not only persons with disabilities but also their allies.  We all believe that

    THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE!

    --

    OUR MISSION

    • Provide a voice for individuals with disabilities across Democrats Abroad global membership.
    • Ensure that the organization is fully ADA compliant.
    • Advocate on proposed legislation addressing disability rights.
    • Educate, empower and activate Democrats Abroad members and leaders about the issues impacting persons with disabilities.
    • Facilitate GOTV efforts for Americans with disabilities living overseas.

    Join Us!  Sign up to get news and information or volunteer to join our team!  Click JOIN THE CAUCUS button!

    An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

    CDC describes 7 major categories of primary barriers to participation for people with disabilities - they are described in this article and listed below.

    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability-barriers.html

    1. Attitudinal
    2. Communications
    3. Physical
    4. Policy
    5. Programmatic
    6. Social
    7. Transportation

     

    Follow us on social media

      

    Learn more about the Global Disability Caucus and read our caucus founding document, the Terms of ReferenceYou can write to us at [email protected].

    read more
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