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PRESS RELEASE: Disability Rights Vermont Invited to Participate in White House Event, Communities in Action, Building a Better America

Posted on March 14, 2024
CONTACT: Lindsey Owen
802-229-1355 ext. 102

March 14, 2024

Montpelier – Disability Rights Vermont is pleased to announce that Executive Director Lindsey Owen will join leaders from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont at the White House on March 14, 2024, attending the Communities in Action, Building a Better America event hosted by the Biden-Harris Administration.

“Vermont is grateful to the Biden-Harris administration for the investments that have been made over the past several years, and especially for the funding and support we saw across the state through American Rescue Plan funds. Those funds brought us closer to meeting the needs of Vermonters with disabilities, older Vermonters, and low-income Vermonters,” said Executive Director Lindsey Owen. “There is still more work to be done, and DRVT is excited to be able to speak with the current administration about those ongoing needs as well.”

Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) has provided Vermont with the opportunity to advocate for more community-based services and allowed for more capacity in the workforce, particularly in the areas of housing, public education, and Medicaid / long term services and supports. DRVT will be sharing how the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies impact their work on behalf of Vermonters with disabilities.

Disability Rights Vermont is Vermont’s Protection & Advocacy agency and Mental Health Care Ombudsman. DRVT is dedicated to addressing problems, questions and complaints brought to it by Vermonters with disabilities. They provide information, referral, and advocacy services, including legal representation when appropriate, to individuals with disabilities throughout Vermont and they advocate to promote positive systemic responses to issues affecting people with disabilities. Their missionis to promote the equality, dignity, and self-determination of people with disabilities.

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