Join Us on May 22, 2013 for Disability Capitol Action Day!
Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) is one of the nation's largest and most diverse yearly day of cross disability and unity. In 2012 over 2000 people with disabilities and their allies came together to celebrate coalition at the State Capitol. This year we expect to see over 3000 people coming together in unity for our day at the Capitol. Participants will have the chance to honor the champions of the disability rights movement and motivate our future leaders with disabilities.
Putting on an event at the Capitol requires a lot of moving parts, and fortunately we have been lucky to have the support of our legislative sponsors over the years, including Senators Ellen Corbett, Wes Chesbro and Sheila Kuehl. This year the Disability Action Coalition is proud to have the support of our DCAD 2013 Legislative Sponsors Senator Jim Beall Jr. (San Jose) and Assembly-member Holly Mitchell (Los Angeles).
Putting on an event at the Capitol requires a lot of moving parts, and fortunately we have been lucky to have the support of our legislative sponsors over the years, including Senators Ellen Corbett, Wes Chesbro, Jim Beall Jr. and Sheila Kuehl.
For nine years the Disability Action Coalition organized thousands of people with disabilities to exercise their constitutional rights to be heard on many issues affecting access where we live, work, shop and play. Speakers at the Educational Rally like Mary Lou Breslin from Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund informed us on important civil rights issues and Lois Curtis, a plaintiff from the Olmstead case, spoke in 2009 in honor of the 10th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead decision and shared her personal experiences in transitioning with us.
While DCAD has left a momentous impression in California, it has also been a lot of fun! YO! Disabled & Proud youth have led and energized the Solidarity March. They made sure we were keeping it real with dancing to the DJ on the stage. And in 2008 the National Road to Freedom Bus made one of its many stops at DCAD to educate the public about the Reauthorization of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In our 10th anniversary year we will increase the voice of people with disabilities and their allies with speakers who will tell the stories, share their victories and empower all parents to become tomorrow's leaders. Register for DCAD 2013 today and be a part of history in the making!