A Message from Judy Heumann
Judith Heumann, International Disability Rights Advocate
I am writing to you today to encourage you to join (or rejoin!) the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) as a member. This is an exciting time for the advancement of disability rights around the world, and USICD is working to make sure our U.S. disability community is a part of this global movement. USICD is building bridges between the United States and global disability communities, and its role is critically needed around the world.
I believe it is our responsibility as advocates and members of USICD to push for full inclusion in international development and humanitarian aid, including those programs funded by the United States around the world. Through partnerships and the community’s support, USICD is also helping disability rights advocates in other countries build their collective voice for access and inclusion. You as an individual member can help USICD’s efforts reach more people.
Many of you got to know USICD in recent years as they led the campaign for United States ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). My deep thanks to all of you who joined the effort with your own advocacy and organizing! Though this goal has not been met, I know USICD and you will not be deterred. When you become a member of USICD, you are supporting all of their work both here in the U.S. and around the world. Solidarity with our brothers and sisters with disabilities around the world is USICD’s mission and priority. I am proud to support this work.
Please join me in thanking USICD for their 25 years of advocacy of behalf of people with disabilities around the world by becoming a member of USICD today!
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USICD's 25th Anniversary!
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USICD Executive Director Conducts Training in Mexico
Training Participants in Mexico City
USICD's Executive Director, David Morrissey, traveled to Mexico on March 1st as a member of the RightsNow! Strong Communities through Enforcing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities consortium. Mr. Morrissey presented on the topic of "Coalition Building" to COAMEX, CONFE, and other disability organizations working to strengthen communities through disability rights implementation. Visit the Global Disability Rights Now website to learn more about the project and our important work in Mexico.