Give To DRA In 2015

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world.”
                    – John Lennon

Dear Friends,

We do need to change the world. Not many organizations have the know-how to create lasting, systemic change. Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) does, and your gift in 2015 will make that change possible.

dan_carione_back_to_work_0-274x366-140x187“DRA gave me my life and my livelihood back.  When the NYPD severed my employment due to my hearing loss, I found myself alone and facing the fight of my life. DRA’s work on my case can only be likened to the cavalry riding in at my moment of need.”
– Dan Carione, DRA plaintiff

Dan, who spent more than 20 years as an outstanding NYPD police officer, lost his hearing on the job, and was forced into early retirement because of the City’s blanket policy banning use of hearing aids. DRA’s victory against the NYPD changed Dan’s life and created a ripple effect on the lives of other police officers and other stations around the country.

Dan’s story is only the tip of the iceberg. Case by case, the DRA cavalry is revolutionizing the way society responds to disability. DRA’s 2015 work has:
• Created greater access to websites and apps for people with disabilities;
Halted the shameful use of solitary confinement for youth in juvenile facilities;
• Created model emergency preparedness plans in New York and other cities that protect the lives of people with disabilities; and
• Provided access to healthcare for people with disabilities—often a matter of life and death

Your support makes these high-impact cases possible and DRA is a wise investment. DRA’s track record is unprecedented: we achieve success in over 95% of our cases.

So, if you want to change the world—DRA will help you do it. Click here to give your year-end gift today.

On behalf of our staff, Board and clients—thank you for making a 2015 tax-deductible contribution.


Stuart, Mary-Lee, Sid, Larry,
and the DRA Family



P.S. People with disabilities will ALWAYS need a good lawyer. Consider a bequest to DRA and/or designating your gift to support DRA’s Wolinsky Fellowship to ensure DRA’s important work continues.

P.P.S. There is no better time to give appreciated stock: you take an immediate tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and also avoid the capital-gains tax you would owe by cashing in the securities.