The Partnership Statement on Passing 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

200,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19.

We grieve for the many people with disabilities, older adults, and Disabled Black and People of Color who died needlessly.

This profound loss to our country could have been prevented with adequate and timely testing and contact tracing, appropriate policies, procedures, providing PPE to people most at risk, and disaster response. Instead, we’ve seen a profoundly mismanaged response to COVID-19, that accepts the preventable deaths of older adults and people with disabilities.
We must all pull together – both as a disability community and with our allies- to take action and tell our legislators to support our communities.
ACTION: Consider calling your legislators today and telling them about your experiences and views on how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts the disability community. Tell them that any more deaths are unacceptable and that they have an obligation to support our communities, their disabled constituents.

Ask your legislators to support legislation that prioritize people with disabilities in disaster planning, response, and recovery #REAADI the (Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion for Disasters Act)- and the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act #DRMA. (Find out more at

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