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Press Releases and Statements

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Service Dog Refused in Plasma Donation Area

Asheville Location of Global Plasma Company Sued for Disability Discrimination FOR IMMEDIATE RELEAS…

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The Promise of Olmstead cannot be Broken

A message from DRNC’s CEO This season of gratitude has us thinking about the meaning of home.…

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DRNC Urges NC Legislative Leaders to Include Incarcerated People in Redistricting Plans

DRNC requests NC leaders to respect and honor the legal rights of all people, including those who ar…

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DRNC Statement on Proposed Bill to Keep Institutionalized Kids Safe

Children deserve to be safe and have an opportunity for a supportive childhood in their communities,…

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National Report Includes Kids Abused in NC Mental Health Institutions

Disability Rights NC Says Abuses Are Ongoing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 14, 2021 A disturbing new…


NC Prison Mental Health Advocacy Coalition Applauds Study

“Impact of a Prison Therapeutic Diversion Unit on Mental and Behavioral Health Outcomes” FOR IMMEDIA…

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Winston-Salem Police Department Sued for Disability Discrimination

The Winston–Salem Police Department (WSPD) violated well-established civil rights law when officers…

DRNC Challenges North Carolina Voting Law

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to End Voting Rights Violations for Voters with Disabilities  FOR IMMEDIATE RE…

a young woman of color, wearing a face mask , places hands on window and looks in at an older woman of color, wearing a mask who has her hands on the window. Their hands are placed over each other with the window between, symbolizing the isolation and loneliness people with weakened immune systems are facing as they socially distance during the surge of the Delta variant.

Update on the Pandemic in NC

In this update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in NC today, DRNC strongly encourages everyone…

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Child welfare services must focus on families, not facilities

Durham County Sued for Discrimination for Institutionalization of Toddler with Disability For Immedi…