Newsletter

Disability Conference in Stockholm, Sweden

July 25, 2018

Authored by Pat Kirkpatrick, DRA Board Member In late May 2018, Swedish disability rights leader Adolf Ratzka invited Sid Wolinsky and Pat Kirkpatrick to participate in a forum entitled “Using Law as a Tool for Social Change.”  We were specifically asked to present because of Disability Rights Advocates’ successful advocacy and high impact cases using […]

May 2018 E-Newsletter

May 31, 2018

In This Issue Re-Introducing Stuart Seaborn Our New Manhattan Office Sponsor DRA’s 25th Anniversary Gala Today! Impact Report Re-Introducing Stuart Seaborn DRA’s team is busier than ever tackling inequities and bringing about justice for people with disabilities across the nation. To help lead this charge in California, we’re thrilled to welcome Stuart Seaborn back to […]

January 2018 E-Newsletter

January 15, 2018

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Directors New Wolinsky Fellow Ensuring the Larry Paradis Legacy Fund Lasts in Perpetuity Impact Report Letter from the Managing Directors Dear DRA Family, We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that your 2018 is off to a great start. We would like to start this New Year […]

Make new headlines with DRA.

December 6, 2017

Dear DRA Family, Are you sick of reading headlines like these? Are you frustrated that the civil rights of the most vulnerable citizens are being attacked? Do something about it today by making a gift to DRA. “I support DRA as the leading civil rights organization for people with disabilities. Currently, the civil rights of […]

October 2017 E-Newsletter

October 24, 2017

In This Issue Letter from the Managing Director DRA is Growing Larry Paradis Posthumously Receives ABA’s Paul G. Hearne Award Impact Report Letter from the Managing Director Dear DRA family, Thanks to all who made DRA’s inaugural New York gala a night to remember. Together we celebrated our 2017 Eagle Awardees for their outstanding advocacy […]

The 27th Anniversary of the ADA and Larry’s Legacy

July 26, 2017

Dear DRA supporters, Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  DRA is proud to have, since our inception in 1993, used the ADA to protect the civil rights of the nearly 37 million people in our country who have a disability.  On this important day in history, we write to update you […]

Fake News, Real News, and What You Can Do

July 12, 2017

Fake News “I would never say anything bad about a person that has a disability…I swear to you it’s true, 100 percent true…Who would do that to [the] handicapped?”     – Donald Trump Real News The rights of Americans with disabilities are under siege. Disability Rights Advocates knows how to protect them. DRA has […]

June 2017 E-Newsletter

June 23, 2017

In This Issue Letter from the Chair of the Board Celebration of Larry Paradis’ Legacy with DRA DRA’s Inaugural New York Gala Impact Report Letter from the Chair of the Board Dear DRA Family, Last month, DRA’s Board and Andy Mudryk decided to move in different directions. We are grateful for Andy’s service to the […]

February 2017 E-Newsletter

February 22, 2017

Letter From the Executive Director Dear Friends, I am honored and humbled to have been chosen as DRA’s new Executive Director.  DRA is an amazing organization that has improved the lives of millions of people with disabilities.  Under the leadership of DRA’s founders, Sid Wolinsky and Larry Paradis, DRA has ensured that people with disabilities […]

There has never been a more important time to support DRA.

November 29, 2016

Dear DRA Family, The next several years are critical to men, women and children with disabilities. The quality of their lives is severely threatened. Many of their most fundamental protections—the hard earned gains over the last 25 years—are in great danger. DRA will play a pivotal role in determining whether these protections are dismantled or […]