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ADVISORY: What’s at Stake for Americans with Disabilities in the Trump Era
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: What’s at Stake for Americans with Disabilities in the Trump Era

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump made his disregard for the 1 in 5 Americans with disabilities abundantly clear during the campaign when he mocked a disabled New York Times reporter. But that disregard is no longer just hateful words. Now Trump’s administration, as well as Republican leaders in Congress, are pursuing policies that would put the health, education, and economic security of people with disabilities and their families at grave risk.

On March 8, the Center for American Progress will host Anastasia Somoza, disability activist and Democratic National Convention speaker, to discuss what is at stake for people with disabilities under the new administration and Congress and where the progressive movement must go from here to effectively champion a policy agenda that ensures that people with disabilities have a fair shot. A panel of experts will explore the policies put forth by the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress that would risk the well-being and economic security of people with disabilities and their families.

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WHO:

Opening remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Anastasia Somoza, disability activist and Democratic National Convention speaker

Featured panelists:
Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer, The Arc of the United States
Valerie Williams, Director of Government Relations, ‎National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Ari Ne’eman, CEO, MySupport.com
Andraea Lavant, Inclusion Senior Specialist, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
Marta Conner, mother and advocate

Moderator:
Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at apreiss@americanprogress.org or 202.478.331.