Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
The Honorable Dr. Rochelle Walensky
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Dear Director Walensky,
The undersigned organizations write in response to your comments on Friday, January 7th, 2022.
As people with disabilities, family members of the disabled, disability justice organizations, advocates and allies, we write to stand with Isaias Cervantes, and to express our dismay at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s unconscionable decision to file criminal charges against him. We respectfully urge you to dismiss all charges with prejudice against Isaias Cervantes.
How to get access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
About Disability Rights California
Disability Rights California (DRC) works for a world where all people with disabilities have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.
Even as we continue to practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity and continue to provide emotional, financial, and social supports that nurture our families and communities. During this season, we reflect with gratitude and want to thank the people we serve, their families, and caregivers. We remain dedicated to ensuring people with disabilities are protected and supported.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to the disability community and the state at large. It also dramatically changed the work of the Legislature and the Executive Branch. In 2020, legislative priorities were shifted to address the pandemic, homelessness and fire safety.
Panel discussion with diverse disability leaders about improving civil rights enforcement for people with disabilities in California.
Each year, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central & South America.
Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary
California Department of Health and Human Services
1900 9th Street, Suite 490
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Secretary Ghaly:
Thank you for everything you have done throughout this pandemic to listen to and respond to disability community priorities. I am personally grateful for your leadership and working with you has been one of the highlights of my first 18 months as the executive director of Disability Rights California (DRC).
The brief includes an overview of immigrant detention in California, a survey from detained individuals across multiple facilities, and policy recommendations for California officials.
As California recovers from the economic crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state must reshape the labor market with a new vision for the inclusion and equity of people with disabilities. California must embrace this moment to be a leader in the employment of its diverse population and take transformational steps to ensure all have access to meaningful employment in the new California economy.
On September 14, 2021 there will be a statewide recall election.
Learn more about the recall election and what to expect to see on the ballot.
Click here to read more:
California Recall Election Fact Sheet
Disability Rights California (DRC) releases a new report, “Evaluation of Limitations of Subminimum Wage Employment Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.”
Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Need a COVID-19 test? Want a free vaccine? Come to a free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic sponsored by Escuela de la Raza Unida Inc and the Palo Verde Unified School District with support from Disability Rights California and the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Author: Shannon Cogan and Anne Hadreas
This FREE training is for people served by the regional center and their circle of support.
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are so proud to be able to share this video with you! You will hear stories often left out of mainstream society. We capture and celebrate voices from across disability and across intersectional AAPI communities, as we share our struggles and our triumphs, and affirm through it, that we will be “Invisible No More!”
It is wild fire season in California and there are many fires across the state. These fires can cause the following problems for people who have disabilities.