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OUR PURPOSE
The purpose of the Georgia Democratic Party Disabilities Caucus is to provide Persons with Disabilities and those within the Democratic Party to whom the rights of citizens with disabilities are of concern, a strong voice and representation within the party structure, encouraging persons with disabilities to participate fully as Democrats at all levels of policy making and public service. An additional purpose shall be to organize Persons with Disabilities within the Democratic Party and assist them to participate in all Democratic Party activities and educate the Democractic Party of Georgia about issues that effect People with Disabilities.

WHO CAN JOIN
If you are a member of the Disability community and a Democrat, you can join by contacting Caucus Chair Cheri Mitchell. The Disability Community is made of People with Disabilities, people who are their supporters, family and friends.


CAUCUS OFFICERS:

Chair
Zan Thornton
adaptgazan@gmail.com

Vice Chair (1)
Elizabeth Huhn
elizabethhuhm@gmail.com

 


MEETINGS
If you are interested in helping organize a meeting in your local area around the state contact Cheri Mitchell at 678-755-6015.


WORK IN PROGRESS
Disability platform: We had our first discussion about the barriers to a good life at the April 2011 meeting in Decatur. We hope to have this discussion around the state and use it to write a Disability platform paper to submit to the DPG for approval.We want to hear from you. What are the barriers to a good life that you face and what are your ideas on how to fix it?

Some of the barriers we talked about at the first meeting were:
Institutional bias
Education
Marriage penalty for people receiving SSI
Lack of control with services and money
Self Determination
Stereotypes
Waiting lists
Employment
Housing


LINKS:

Long Road Home
Olmstead Decision
USA vs GA
USA vs GA Settlement Agreement PDF document

disABILITY Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia 2011

 

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