Photo of a large group of DCAD participants holding up signs and banners in front of the capitol building.

The Time is NOW!

Join the California disability community and our allies for the 11th annual Disability Capitol Action Day (DCAD) on May 21, 2014. DCAD is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse cross-disability annual days of unity. Can we count on you to join us?

Photo of Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.

Recognizing the important issues facing people with disabilities and our allies in 2014, the Disability Action Coalition has decided on the theme “The Time Is Now.” People from every corner of California will come to Sacramento to march in solidarity, share resources and hear from passionate speakers. We will also engage in discussing important issues like the In Homes Supportive Services, building accessible communities for all and the potential of the disability vote in the 2014 elections.

The DCAD 2014 Legislative Sponsor is Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (SD 19, Santa Barbara). She is a well known supporter of environmental, healthcare, aging and disability issues. The Disability Action Coalition is looking forward to hearing Sen. Jackson rally the crowd with excitement as she did last year at DCAD 2013.

For over a decade now DCAD has continue to grow and bring the disability community and our allies together for our day at the State Capitol. Last year we welcomed over 2500 people and the Disability Resource Fair engaged over 45 exhibitors to share accessible resources, educational tools and products. And from our inquiries so far in 2014, we expect to have an even larger event!

Photo of active DCAD participants holding a banner up reading Our Lives Our Vote!

On this website you will find ways to engage and become a part of Disability Capitol Action Day 2014. Whether you would like to attend by yourself or with a group, take a larger role by being a sponsor or become resource fair exhibitor…you will find links for more information on the left side panel of this home page.

And we invite you to be a part of the DCAD 2014 team on social media! You can like us on FACEBOOK, follow us on TWITTER or share your DCAD story on TUMBLR and YOUTUBE. On all of our social media outlets we will be asking disability community members to complete this personal advocacy statement: “The time is now for me to…”

DCAD is for everyone who shares our common goal of increasing access and equality for people with disabilities. Please invite your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and caregivers…and don’t delay, the time is now to join us today!

Download the flyer in full color or black and white for faxing.

Photo of DCAD participants having a good time being active and having their voices heard.