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NACDD Welcomes President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

Looks forward to working together to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. In his speech on Saturday, President-Elect Biden emphasized the importance of the disability community and highlighted his commitment to making our country a better place for all, including those with disabilities. We look forward to working with his administration to ensure the rights of all peoples with disabilities are protected and strengthened.

“This election—this year—has been unlike one that we’ve ever seen before,” said Donna Meltzer, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. “But throughout it all, I was encouraged by all the voters and voters with disabilities that were focused on making sure their voice was heard at the ballot box. We are eager to work with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to help protect the ADA, the ACA and expand health care. We are thrilled to have a partner in the White House that understands that every person in this country should be treated with dignity and respect.”