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Tomorrow: Organizer’s Forum on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

You are invited to an *urgent* National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) Organizer’s Forum call to discuss a state-based action for the Disability Treaty, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) during the August recess. Please join us to take action during this final push for September floor time! It’s now or never; people must get involved now for the CRPD to succeed!

  • Tuesday, August 19; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Call in number: 213-342-3000
  • Code: 193134#
  • RSVP
  • Accommodations: The call will have real-time captioning (CART). Username: forum. Password: forum. Thank you to the NDLA for sponsoring captioning. If you need additional accommodations to participate, please email the Co-Chairs using the addresses below as soon as possible.


  • David Morrissey, United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD)
  • Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

So you can mark your calendars now, Organizer’s Forums are held on the Third Tuesday of every month. If you have suggestions for call topics or presenters for upcoming topics, please email them to [email protected] or [email protected]

More Information


The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally follow the format of a Welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.

Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1:00 p.m. and end the call promptly at 2:00 pm Eastern time. A few other reminders about call etiquette:

  • Say your name before each time you speak
  • Speak one at a time
  • Speak slowly and as clearly as possible

Jessica Lehman and Diane Coleman
Co-Chairs, National Organizing Workgroup