Published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy
By Rich Besser and Darren Walker
Last April, we called on our colleagues to join us in taking action to end the inequalities facing people with disabilities, and we announced the creation of the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic generates discussions of health care rationing that threatens the civil rights of people with disabilities, this call to action has become more urgent than ever.
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