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Register Today: Disability History & Employment Month Tele-panel

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Disability History and Employment Month Tele-panel
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:30p.m. Eastern


Moderated by
Congressman Tony Coelho, DNC Disability Council Chairman
with Special Guest
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The Democratic National Committee's Disability Council is celebration Disability History and Employment Month by hosting an interactive call with two tele-panels: Remembering Our Disability History and Future Vision for Disability Employment.  
The Remembering Our Disability History is an exciting opportunity to listen in on a conversation with some of the people who collaborated to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act and guided its promise in the last quarter century.  Brush up on your history, because this is your chance to ask the questions about the things you've always wanted to know about the advancement of some of our greatest disability policy in America.
·         Carolyn Osolinik, U.S. Senate Staff (retired) – former Senator Edward Kennedy
·         Andy Imparato, Disability Policy Director – former Senator Tom Harkin
·         Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living
Then Future Vision for Disability Employment will be a slightly longer panel exploring the opportunities before us to expand opportunities for disabled youth and those in the job market. This panel will host many folks who have led the way to create jobs, improve accessibility in the work place and internships and mentoring opportunities to lift up the next generation for full integrated and equal employment.
·         Joyce Bender, Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
·         Jill Houghton, US Business Leadership Network
·         Christine Griffin, National Disability Rights Advocate & former U.S. Department of Labor
·         Tom Foley, World Institute on Disability
·         Yolanda Vargas, Intern - California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
·         Jamal Mazrui, Amazon
And finally, Ted Jackson, DNC Director of Disability Community Engagement, will share recent developments for advancing disability policy through the Hillary for America campaign and supporting the Democratic ticket.  By the call's end everyone will hear about chances to get involved in this election cycle that meet their needs.

We provide live captions which can be viewed by a CART link.
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Also check out this Virtual Fundraiser Event: 
A virtual fundraiser on Hillary Clinton's Autism Plan featuring Representative Tony Coelho and hosted by Julie Kornack, Anna Perng and Paul Terdal will take place on Thursday, October 13, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT. For more details, please contact Julie Kornack at or Anna Perng at
Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990 at the White House. President George H.W. Bush sites at a table with the White House lawn and foundatin in the bakcground.  Two men in wheelchairs sit on either side of the table.  On the left a man stands and on the right a woman stands.
Above: signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990 at the White House. Below: pictures throughout the disability rights history from rallies, marches and the 504 Protest in San Francisco., CA
People march in a parade led by people rolling in wheelchairs.  The hold a large banner that says: "An injustice anywhere is an injustic everywhere - Martin Luther King, Jr."
Disability rights icon Judy Heumann sits in her wheelchair being interviewed by members of the television press in fron of a van at the 504 Protest.
A large crowd at a rally, many of the people use wheelchairs. they hold a U.S. Flag with the stars in formation of a wheelchgair disability symbol.
A picture of Ed Roberts in his wheelchair, behind himn a man stands and holds a sign that says: "CIVIL RIGHTS FOR DISABLED."
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