Disability Rights California announces selection of Eric Harris as the new Director of Public Policy

Disability Rights California (DRC) is delighted to announce the selection of Eric Harris as the new Director of Public Policy beginning February 10, 2020.

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Disability Rights California announces selection of Eric Harris as the new Director of Public Policy

Disability Rights California (DRC) is delighted to announce the selection of Eric Harris as the new Director of Public Policy beginning February 10, 2021.

"I am truly humbled and honored to be the new Director of Public Policy at DRC. Creating public policy that improves the lives of people with disabilities has been my life's mission. I look forward to working closely with intersectional disability leaders throughout the state to improve the lives of all people with disabilities."

Harris brings significant political, federal, and state policy experience, having worked for Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the Democratic National Committee, and the NAACP of California.

Throughout his career, he has worked closely with disability leaders, community members, and elected officials throughout the country to bring positive change for the disability community.

He started his time at DRC almost two years ago, working in legislation and strategic partnerships, and community engagement. He is a member of the State Independent Living Council as a Governor Newsom appointee and a board member of the Resources for Independent Living in Sacramento.  He grew up in Sacramento, California, and was an elite wheelchair basketball player.

“I am confident that Eric will help DRC move forward our Advocacy Platform and help us grow our power and influence in Sacramento, in Washington, DC, and other places where decisions are made that affect the individuals, families, and communities we serve,” says Andrew Imparato, Executive Director, DRC.

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