Disability rights are human rights. Everyone deserves to be included and live a full life in their community. Many people with I/DD experience multiple risk factors for human and civil rights violations. Attitudes, poor enforcement of the law, under-funded programs, and fiscal difficulties in state and local government budgets all contribute to the ongoing need to be vigilant advocates for full inclusion and equality.
The Arc of La Crosse works to promote and protect hard-won civil rights protections. We pull up a seat at the table at every opportunity where implementation or enforcement of civil rights laws comes under attack, revision, or improvement. The Arc’s Public Policy Goals outline recommendations on promoting and protecting the civil rights of people with I/DD, and our commitment to rights is core to every topic we advocate at the federal level. Our non-profit organization works with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities who advocate on a wide variety of matters involving the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.
You can help this cause in many ways. There are donations, and you can always share our information via social media, but there are other methods. Simply staying informed, researching on your own, or sharing your own stories can impact the surrounding community. You can always get to meet with us here at The Arc of La Crosse to get directly involved. Come talk with us today to learn more!