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Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

Today, a broad coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations from Oregon sent a letter to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—a federal agency responsible for enforcing the civil rights of people with disabilities, people of color, and older adults in health care. Continue Reading Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, people with disabilities still have the right to live, work, and access our community free from discrimination. Disability Rights Oregon has been hard at work promoting and defending these rights. Learn more about our advocacy on COVID-19 below. Healthcare 20 State and National Civil Rights Leaders Call for Federal… Continue Reading DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

COVID-19: Advocates ask Gov. Brown to protect the health, safety & independence of 950,000 Oregonians with disabilities

In a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and other state officials yesterday evening, advocates with Disability Rights Oregon, the ACLU of Oregon, FACT Oregon, and the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition asked the state to take action to meet the needs of Oregonians with disabilities, who are among those at greatest risk during the current public health crisis.… Continue Reading COVID-19: Advocates ask Gov. Brown to protect the health, safety & independence of 950,000 Oregonians with disabilities

U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students

Every child can receive an education while school is suspended The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet providing clarification to their initial guidance released amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Supplemental Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities In response to concerns raised by… Continue Reading U.S. Department of Education urges states to educate all students