12/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2019 17:38
Washington, D.C. - Today, Alaska Congressman Don Young joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues on the introduction of a resolution recognizing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) - recognized every year on December 3rd. This resolution reiterates longtime Congressional support for inclusivity and accessibility for persons with disabilities around the world. Earlier this year, Congressman Young and Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced H.R. 3373, the Office of International Disability Rights Act. H.R. 3373 would establish in law the Office of International Disability Rights at the U.S. State Department, to be supervised by a Special Advisor of International Disability Rights.
'People living with disabilities come from all walks of life. They are our family members, friends, and neighbors, and we should be doing all that we can to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of people living with disabilities across the globe,' said Congressman Don Young. 'The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an important opportunity for all of us to recognize the difficulties faced by people with disabilities, particularly those struggling in the labor market or involvement in public life. I am proud to be cosponsoring this critical resolution on a day that is important to so many advocates. I will continue working with colleagues to support policies promoting inclusion in all areas of public life.'