May 2019 E-News: Busy Bees at DRA
In This Issue
- A Letter from the Managing Directors
- Support DRA this Spring
- Sponsor DRA’s 2019 NYC Gala
- Where Disability and Technology Met
- Impact Report
Hello friends and fans of DRA,
In our last, February, e-newsletter we laid out our plans for the year—providing people with disabilities with safe streets, equal educational opportunities, access to transportation, equal treatment in juvenile detention facilities and more. We’re proud to report so much activity on all these fronts that we can’t fit it all in this communication!
One critical area where DRA has had profound impact is access to transportation, and this month we will highlight our cases against New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the rideshare company Lyft. Next month, we’ll send you another installment with more victories and cases filed on behalf of sports fans, voters, airport goers, and more.
We’re committed to keeping you, our donors and supporters, engaged and informed as we march forward in our continued quest for justice. We were thrilled at the turnout for our Google-hosted friend-raising event in New York and our Advisors’ brown bag lunch in California last month.
We hope you saw our Spring Appeal—asking for your support to ensure our work continues and, for those of you in the East, we hope you’ll Save the Date and help us identify sponsors for our October 21st gala at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
With gratitude and momentum,
Support DRA this Spring
What’s all the buzz about? DRA’s offices are busy this spring. As always, your support allows DRA to continue its high-impact legal work. A tax-deductible contribution helps us continue making a difference for people with disabilities across the nation. Thank you to those of you who have given, and please consider making a gift today.
DRA’s 2019 Gala will be held on Monday, October 21 at the American Museum of Natural History. We’ll be celebrating Eagle Awardees and looking ahead to DRA’s next 25 years. Learn more about the event and become a sponsor today!
On April 11th, DRA and friends gathered at Google’s New York offices for a special evening of conversation, education, and networking.
Lyft Sued for Illegally Excluding Bay Area Wheelchair-Users
On March 20, DRA filed a class action lawsuit against Lyft, challenging its failure to make its on-demand ridesharing service available to people who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area, in violation of the ADA. Lyft has been aware for years that it needs to provide wheelchair-accessible service, but has refused to do so. The case is filed on behalf of Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, Community Resources for Independent Living, and four individual plaintiffs.