America was the first country in the world to declare equality for citizens with
disabilities. Our nation values the positive contributions of everyone; and, among
us, there are 54 million people in the United States with disabilities. Through
generations, they have improved our country in immeasurable ways.
Since the passage of the momentous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
many disabled Americans have experienced increased access and opportunity
in our communities. Despite these advancements, there is still much work to be
done. In Congress, I will stand up for the rights of Americans with disabilities and
work to end all forms of discrimination.
I will ensure that the civil rights of Americans with disabilities are protected
and that educational programs are properly funded to provide the necessary
resources for all beneficiaries to succeed.
I will push back against billions of dollars in proposed cuts to Supplemental
Security Income – a critical support program for kids with disabilities who live in
The American Dream should be available to all Americans, and there is simply
no sense in making it more difficult to achieve. Americans with disabilities
deserve equal access and equal opportunity.