Denver, CO - This month, the Colorado Young Democrats join the Young Democrats of America in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Danielle Glover, CYD Chair released this statement:
“Twenty five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act became law and doors of opportunity opened for millions of Americans.
The ADA helps ensure that all Americans can participate in our communities and live healthy, productive lives.
As we celebrate this anniversary, we are reminded that our work to ensure equal access to opportunities for those with disabilities is not complete.
We must continue to advocate on these issues to lawmakers, including calling for Senate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities.
The Colorado Young Democrats remain committed to ensuring that all people have the opportunity to succeed.”
Danielle Glover, CYD Chair, hosted Juan Angel De Gouveia, President of the Venezuela Confederation of The Deaf. Mr. De Gouveia worked with Ms. Glover to create a short video, which was shared on CYD’s Facebook page, where they signed together for their support of human rights and equal opportunity for all.
The Colorado Young Democrats were joined in celebrating this milestone anniversary by the Young Democrats of America.
“As we mark this important anniversary, we celebrate. But we are also reminded of the unfinished work of ensuring equality and justice for all, at home and abroad,” said Atima Omara, president of the Young Democrats of America. “As an organization, the Young Democrats of America, will continue working to ensure that empower those with disabilities remains a priority.”
President Omara also serves the people of Virginia as a member of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.
“We continue to fight for equality and justice for those with disabilities. Let’s stand together and make sure our voices are heard,” added Kayleigh Rose Garcia, chairwoman of the Young Democrats of America Disabilities Caucus.