July 28, 2016
A new awareness campaign has been launched that focuses on those that are disabled and living in poverty. “Adults with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty as those without a disability.” This quote from the disablepoverty.org states clearly the disparaging statistics that those that are disabled face. Through this campaign, the hope is for the community to gain an awareness of the day to day struggles that people with disabilities face.
DISABLE POVERTY is a grassroots campaign to increase awareness about the nearly one in three Americans with disabilities that live in poverty and remain outside the economic mainstream.
Within the next 10 years, NDI is committed to:
- DECREASE the number of working-age adults with disabilities living in poverty by 50 percent, and
- INCREASE the use of mainstream banking products and services among Americans with disabilities by 50 percent.
But we can’t do it alone. We’re asking for your assistance to help us get the word out about DISABLE POVERTY.
Here’s how you can help:
- Take the DISABLE POVERTY pledge
- Use the DISABLE POVERTY Toolkit:
- Place a news item about DISABLE POVERTY on your website, blog or newsletter
- Share one of these posts to your personal or organization’s social media accounts
- Get the facts
- Take action to reduce poverty among Americans with disabilities.
Together, through words and actions, we can disable poverty and advance shared prosperity for all Americans.
The National Disability Institute presents this campaign and to continue reading on how to support continue to disablepoverty.org.