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Topic: Disability Rights

Disabled demonstrators rally in Los Angeles in June of 2000 to protest the state of California's challenge to the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.

Amid Its War on Fair Housing Protections, HUD Takes a Rare Aggressive Action Against Los Angeles

HUD reached a deal with Los Angeles to improve disability access, but has left other discrimination cases unaddressed.

Bug Mohani steers his wheelchair along a part of a highway washed out by Hurricane Matthew in Flagler Beach, Florida, on October 9th, 2016.

The U.N. Is Calling for the Inclusion of People With Disabilities in the Climate Change Debate

In a new resolution, the organization urges governments to listen to those who are affected the most by natural disasters.

The Texas death chamber in Huntsville, Texas, pictured on June 23rd, 2000, the day after death row inmate Gary Graham was put to death by lethal injection.

SCOTUS Just Made It Harder to Execute Intellectually Disabled Prisoners

Texas has been trying to execute Bobby Moore for decades. The Supreme Court once again said "no."

Texas State Capitol.

Texas Still Hasn't Created Legislation Preventing the Execution of Intellectually Disabled Defendants

The Lone Star state has still not come up with a single method of determining which prisoners should be exempt from the death penalty, despite a Supreme Court mandate.

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders participate in the MSNBC Democratic Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, on February 4th, 2016.

What Disability Leaders Want to See From 2020 Candidates

After the 2016 election, disability activists say the bar for prospective Democratic nominees has never been higher.

Former President George H.W. Bush shakes hands as he departs from the East Room of the White House following the official portrait unveiling of his son, former President George W. Bush, on May 31st, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

How George H.W. Bush Proved Himself to the Disability Rights Community

The ADA stands as one of Bush's greatest legacies. He didn't do it alone.

Senator Tammy Duckworth and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer head to a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on August 21st, 2018.

How to Run for Office If You Have a Disability

The National Council on Independent Living is starting to track disabled candidates and train them to run.

Former Governor Sarah Palin speaks at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on April 14th, 2016.

Your Disabled Child Is Not a Prop

Sarah Palin used pictures of her son Trig to demean liberals. She's not the only special needs parent to exploit images of her kids.