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November 2021 Newsletter

November 18, 2021

In This Issue Letter From the President & CEO Thomson Reuters Public Interest Profile: Stuart Seaborn DRA Opinion in Washington Post New Board Member Profile: Morgan Duffy Impact Report Letter From the President & CEO Dear Friends, As many people across the country prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving next week, I find myself filled with gratitude. […]

July 2021 Newsletter

July 26, 2021

  In This Issue Letter From the President & CEO DRA’s 2021 Virtual Gala, October 7 New Board Member Profile – Brian Frumkin Introducing DRA’s Interns Impact Report Letter From the President & CEO Dear Friends, Happy “ADA Day!” As you likely know, today marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), […]

May 2021 E-News: May News from DRA

April 30, 2021

In This Issue Letter From the President & CEO Conversation with New Board Member Darren Minarik DRA’s 2021 Virtual Gala, October 7 Impact Report Letter From the President & CEO Dear DRA Supporters, Two months into my tenure at DRA and three things are clear: We’ve got a GREAT team of staff, clients, donors, board […]

Why DRA Needs You

December 9, 2020

Dear DRA Supporters, Friends, Clients, and Allies, We’ve learned a lot from 2020. Change is certain. Listening is critical. The fight to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities must continue. We write to you today to ask for your support. DRA is listening deeply to the needs of our clients like Jimmy, Liz, […]

September 2020 E-News: Finally, Some GREAT News

September 29, 2020

In This Issue A Letter from the Interim Executive Director Spotlight on Ptahra Jeppe, 2020 Wolinsky Fellow DRA’s 2020 Virtual Gala Impact Report A Letter From the Interim Executive Director Dear DRA Supporters, Great news is hard to come by in 2020 and I’m delighted to have an opportunity to share some with you today. […]

July 2020 E-News: DRA Celebrates 30 Years of the ADA

July 26, 2020

In This Issue A Letter from the Interim Executive Director A Conversation with Board Member Shane Burcaw Impact Report A Letter From the Interim Executive Director Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—the civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life and […]

Leadership in Unprecedented Times

June 25, 2020

Dear DRA Supporters, I’m happy to share the news that DRA’s Board of Directors voted last week to revise DRA’s three-person Managing Director structure with an Interim Executive Director role that Kate Hamilton will fill, pending placement of a permanent Executive Director.  Kate has served the organization since 2013, first as Development and Communications Director […]

#GivingTuesdayNow: A Sliver of Light

May 5, 2020

  Dear DRA Supporters, Clients, and Friends, Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. A Sliver of Light: Last month, as our country suffered under the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, DRA took action to protect some of our nation’s most vulnerable. DRA’s […]

How Larry’s Legacy Carries Us Forward in a Time of Uncertainty

April 16, 2020

“We are committed to using the law as an instrument for social change to make the world a fair place for people with disabilities. We are focused on changing institutions and the entire fabric of American society so that people with disabilities have a fair shot at being full participants.” – Larry Paradis, DRA Co-founder, […]

A Letter From DRA’s Managing Directors and Board Chair

March 25, 2020

Dear DRA Supporters, Clients, and Friends, We know your inboxes are flooded with e-mails about COVID-19. We promise to keep this brief. During this national emergency, people with disabilities face an oversized adverse impact making DRA’s work as crucial as ever. DRA is built to last and we promise to persevere to protect the civil […]