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A statement from our Chief Executive Officer On July 26, 2020, our nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation has been hailed as the “Emancipation Proclamation” for disabled Americans. The ADA has
Lo que necesita saber sobre las metas de promoción En este breve resumen, se describe cada una de las metas de promoción propuestas por Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) y se explica por qué son importantes. Garantizar que las
Every year, DRNC offers internships to several law students interested in disability rights and public interest law. This year, we expanded our internship program and offered internships to several undergrads as well. Meet DRNC 2020 summer legal interns Nicholas Derico
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Update 8/10/2020: Thank you to everyone who submitted comments and feedback to us. This comment period is now closed. DRNC board, Paimi Council and staff will begin looking over the results of this survey in the coming weeks before we
Court orders immediate action to protect people incarcerated in NC prisons from COVID-19 Today, in a lifesaving decision, Superior Court Judge Rozier issued an order outlining immediate actions to protect people incarcerated in our prison system from contracting COVID-19. He
A few weeks ago, we wrote how the state’s proposed emergency plans for hospitals put people with disabilities at the back of the line for life-saving care. This is a violation of civil rights. So DRNC filed a complaint with the Office of
Last week, DRNC made a statement denouncing police brutality and affirming Black Lives Matter. We wanted to follow up with some ideas for how you can join us in fighting against racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. We
RALEIGH – A North Carolina Superior Court judge announced a ruling in favor of plaintiffs today, finding that plaintiffs were likely to win their claim that people incarcerated in North Carolina prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic are being held under unconstitutional
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination Against Blind Students Raleigh, North Carolina (June 4, 2020): Duke University systematically discriminates against blind students and alumni in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, according to a lawsuit
Suicide Rates in NC Jails at Record Highs but Sheriffs Block Reforms For Immediate Release 6/02/2020 Contact: Susan Pollitt: 919-856-2195 ext. 224, email@example.com or Luke Woollard: 919-856-2195 ext. 211, firstname.lastname@example.org A report issued today by Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC)
Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC) condemns the ongoing criminalization of Black bodies. Race-based brutality must end. People with disabilities are found in every color, class, religion, gender expression and age. The fight for racial equality is our fight. George Floyd’s
When Ben’s mom called DRNC, it seemed impossible to get him back in school, learning and making friends. Ben had just been placed on homebound by his school a second year in a row. He was middle school student with