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EVENT ADVISORY: The Americans With Disabilities Act at 29: A Fair Shot for Workers With Disabilities
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: The Americans With Disabilities Act at 29: A Fair Shot for Workers With Disabilities

Washington, D.C. — Disability is both a cause and a consequence of economic insecurity. It can be a cause by leading to job loss and reduced earnings; barriers to education and skills development; significant additional expenses; and many other economic challenges. It can also be a consequence, because poverty and economic insecurity can limit access to health care and preventive services and increase the likelihood that a person lives and works in an environment that may adversely affect their health. Poverty and disability go hand in hand.

Disability policy all too often lives separate from other policy discussions about issues such as poverty and inequality, climate change, and criminal justice reform. To achieve the goal of workers with disabilities having a fair shot at gainful employment and economic security, policymakers must step back and take a much broader look at the policy landscape and how it affects workers with disabilities.

Please join the Center for American Progress, Claudia Gordon, and a panel of cutting-edge disability thought leaders for the commemoration of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rollout of a new economic agenda for the disability community.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Claudia Gordon, Director of Government and Compliance, Sprint Accessibility

Featured panelists:
Taryn Williams, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
Carrie Wade, Programs Manager, American Association of People with Disabilities
Crosby Cromwell, Flexability
Neal Carter, Senior Partner, Nu View Consulting

Rebecca Cokley, Director, Disability Justice Initiative, Center For American Progress

Friday, July 26, 2019
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information or to speak with an expert, Julia Cusick [email protected] or 202-495-3682.