The Coalition for Disability Rights and Justice

We are a disability-led alliance of disability rights, civil rights and social justice organizations united to defend and strengthen human rights.

"I call for solidarity among all who love justice, all who love life, to create a revolution that will empower every single human being to govern his or her life, to govern the society and to be fully productive of life quality for self and for all."

– Justin Dart, Jr., “Father of the ADA” and Our Founding Chair
1930-2002

Black and white picture of Justin Dart.
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Sign-up for our action alerts and tools to respond to threats to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other vital protections for people with disabilities. 

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Our award-winning national advocacy bus tour promoting the history of the disability rights movement and framing disability rights as fundamental civil and human rights. 

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Tell the U.S. Senate to stand firm and not confirm nominees like those who pose a large and very real threat to our fundamental rights and freedoms. 

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Join us to get the message of disability rights as fundamental civil and human rights to policymakers, the media and the general public about our movement’s history and current struggles.

Nationally and locally, CDRJ puts the spotlight on what’s working, what’s not working, and who’s behind the successes and challenges in the disability rights and justice movement.

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Our Programs

Designed to Make Change!

Starting with our founding more than two decades ago, we have strived to create programs that effectively meet the needs of our coalition partners and our larger community. ADA Watch, Road To Freedom, Campaign for Fair Judges, and our Media Campaign all have been designed to move from a charity  model of disability to a framework of human rights & social justice.

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Image: Comcast interviews Curt Decker, former ADA Watch board member and longtime executive director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).
The Late Great Marca Bristo speaking in a microphone on stage at the Disability Pride Parade in Chicago, Illinois.
Image: The Late Great Marca Bristo speaking into a microphone at the Disability Pride Parade in Chicago, Illinois.
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