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Disability Rights Washington Development Committee Member

Apr 1, 2021
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Disability Rights Washington

Join DRW’s Development Committee: Make a difference, mobilize your community, and increase our impact

Do you want to advance disability rights? Are you a community connector? Looking for a way to work with others who are passionate about social justice? Eager to mobilize people toward a common goal?

DRW is seeking new members with diverse perspectives, experience, and skills for our Development Committee, a fun, engaged group of volunteers who raise funds and awareness to advance the dignity, equality and self-determination of people with disabilities in Washington State. People with disabilities, Black, indigenous, and people of color, formerly institutionalized or incarcerated, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply.

DRW is seeking members who have strong connections to the business and/or legal sectors, have strong connections to communities outside of King County, or identify as a person with a disability. Development Committee members should be committed to advancing disability rights and/or disability justice principles. Learn more about this position here.

About DRW:

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is the only state-wide organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of people with ALL disabilities in Washington State—more than 1.7 million people—including physical, sensory, intellectual, developmental, learning, and psychiatric disabilities, and chronic illness. DRW uses a variety of advocacy tools, including legal, public policy, and media advocacy, to creatively change systems, equip disabled people to advocate, and build collective, intersectional, cross-disability power across Washington to break barriers that impede health equity and equal opportunity.

Led by and taking direction from people with disabilities, DRW’s mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights through legal advocacy, policy research and education, and media production and social media advocacy through a nationally-recognized program, Rooted in Rights.

In the spirit of the disability community’s motto, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” the lived experiences of people with disabilities among DRW’s board, advisory councils, staff, coalitions, and partnerships deeply inform our day-to-day work. Each year DRW’s board establishes priorities utilizing input directly from the community, people with disabilities and disability-led organizations.  

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