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Disability Rights

ANCOR joins with other national advocates to protect and promote stronger enforcement of existing civil rights laws for people with disabilities, particularly:

  • the Americans with Disabilities Act;

  • Individuals with Disabilities Edu¬cation Act (IDEA);

  • Fair Housing Act;

  • Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA);

  • Sections 503, 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act;

  • Help America Vote Act (HAVA);

  • National Voter Registration Act (“motor voter”);

  • Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act;

  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act;

  • and Air Carrier Access Act

Help Promote Disability Rights

ANCOR strongly supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The CRPD is an international treaty that has been ratified by 119 nations that describes the obligations of ratifying countries within the United Nations to promote, protect, fulfill, and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities. The CRPD has been submitted by the President to the US Senate, and is currently pending ratification.

Visit our Legislative Action Page to learn how you can support the international treaty.