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Press Releases and Statements

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Take Action, Move Forward – Together

Virginia Knowlton Marcus, CEO of Disability Rights NC, on State’s Appeal of Samantha R Today we lear…

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Lois, Samantha, and the fight for disability justice

“Get me out of here.”  This statement by Lois Curtis set off a series of events resulting in the U.S…

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Statement on Samantha R Ruling

A crisis born of systemic neglect: Disability Rights NC CEO Virginia Knowlton Marcus urges immediate…

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Judge Orders NC to End Segregation of Thousands of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 2, 2022 North Carolina must stop discriminating against thousands of peop…

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End of Isolation Tour coming to Winston-Salem, August 25-27

Coming to Winston Salem, August 25-27 | An immersive play that brings audiences into the deep end of…

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Winston-Salem Service Animal Policy First Among Largest NC Cities

City Through Its Police Department Adopts Policy as Part of Settlement of Disability Discrimination…


Blind Patients Receive Settlement from UNC Health Care System

National Federation of the Blind and Disability Rights North Carolina Also Parties FOR IMMEDIATE REL…

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Voters with Disabilities 

Disability Rights NC Challenged Law Limiting Voting Access for Disabled Voters   FOR IMMEDIATE…

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Suicides in NC Jails Reach All-Time High

Drug-related Deaths, Inadequate Access to Medical Care also Rise FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 202…

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NC Agrees to End Segregated Employment Services

Landmark agreement will increase employment opportunities in communities  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Janu…