Shira Wakschlag (@ShiraWakschlag )

Shira Wakschlag

Bio Legal Director @TheArcUS, @DRBALaw board, Sign up 4 @TheArcUS Disability Docket legal newsletter: #DisabilityRights #ADA #Olmstead #IDEA
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iPhone : ‘I can be both disabled and cute. It’s not an either-or situation.’ — Keah Brown wrote The Pretty One to show shes more than just her disability. To learn more about Browns work or her new memoir The Pretty One, visit:

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iPhone : No longer should the primary job of a corporation be to advance interests of shareholders. Now, companies must also invest in employees, deliver value to customers and deal fairly and ethically with suppliers.…

iPhone : I’ve said this before but please don’t value immigrants on the basis of what they can contribute to capitalism. Immigration restrictions aren’t bad because they eliminate a source of cheap labour, they are bad because they are amoral and hateful.

iPhone : The Arc was founded by parents and family members who rejected institutions and fought for their loved ones to live in their communities. We've come so far since then — and #WeWontGoBack.…

iPhone : There is no f-ing way we will let this country go back to the dark and shameful days of institutions. The problem is guns, white nationalism and misogyny. Hate is not a mental illness.…

iPhone : NRA #NoGoatsNoRegistries Step 1:
Contact your senators & house rep by calling (202) 224-3121 or using Resistbot

example script: As a constituent from [zipcode], I urge [elected] to oppose any attempt to create a registry of the 46.6 million Americans who have a mental illness.

iPhone : I am excited to announce the launch of #FairFight2020, a comprehensive initiative to staff, fund, and train voter protection teams on-the-ground in battleground states across the country.

Join our fight to protect the vote at

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iPhone : We condemn harmful changes to DHS #immigration regulations. Statement here:…

iPhone : BREAKING: the Trump admin just finalized its "public charge" rule—a race motivated wealth test on immigrant families seeking a healthy, stable future in the US. If this goes into effect, it would have a devastating impact on millions.

We WILL fight back. Stay tuned for updates.…

iPhone : The fright around disability benefit abuse is much greater than actual instances of benefit fraud. AAPDs Maria Town joined the #PodForTheCause #PodSquad and spoke about the myths surrounding disability benefits - listen to the full episode at!

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iPhone : Everyone must come together & protect the rights of folks with mental health disabilities. A mental health database won’t do anything to reduce shootings or other violence but it will be used to stigmatize & incarcerate people with a diagnosis & those deemed as “noncompliant.”…

iPhone : I don’t know how many times this needs to be said, but do not put marginalized people on lists for surveillance by law enforcement.

Reinstate all of the tracking of white supremacist hate groups and stop scapegoating mental illness for your inaction.…