The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is proud to be a lead sponsor of Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) taking place all day, 9am – 5pm, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on February 2nd, 2017 as part of February, National Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. JDAD is brought to you by organizations participating in the Jewish Disability Network (which is chaired by the Jewish Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) and other supporting organizations.
JDAD is an opportunity for professionals and lay leaders from Jewish organizations and communities across the nation to come to Capitol Hill at the beginning of a new Congress and new Administration to raise awareness on their work and passion relating to individuals with disabilities and their families, to learn about relevant public policy, and to advocate on these issues with their elected officials.
Jewish Disability Advocacy Day will include:
- An educational symposium from leading analysts on key issues relating to disability and inclusion;
- A briefing on relevant advocacy issues to raise with Congress and training on how to be an effective advocate;
- Lunch with key Members of Congress who will discuss their leadership on disability issues; and
- Advocacy visits with key policymakers.
To register to go Jewish Disability Advocacy Day Registration. If you would like to attend JDAD but cannot afford the registration fee, please contact Aaron Kaufman, JFNA’s Senior Legislative Associate to be considered for a partial scholarship. Aaron can be reached at 202-736-5865 or at Aaron.Kaufman@JewishFederations.org.