Disability Rights

& Accessibility

Prioritizing accessibility and disability rights

Carolyn has always stood alongside the disability community and has fought to ensure that their rights are protected in NY-12 and around the nation. She has co-sponsored legislation to benefit communities around the country and pressured MTA leadership to make the subway system more accessible. She has been endorsed by the 504 Democratic club.

 

  • Bringing home funding to make the MTA fully ADA-compliant, applauding subway leaders for increasing access to the Sixth Avenue Station during L-Train repairs, and pushing the MTA to continue and make transportation ADA accessible.

 

  • Voting to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as co-sponsoring the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in order to ensure that every American has access to comprehensive healthcare. 

 

  • Sponsor, H.R. 4129: Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices. Expand medicare coverage for those who require special devices for low vision disabilities.

 

  • Co-Sponsor, H.R. 555: Disability Integration Act of 2019. Bans discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Introduced by Rep. James Senshenbrenner Jr.. 

 

  • Co-Sponsor, H.R. 647: Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014. Establishes a tax benefit for those living with disabilities and their families. Introduced by Rep. Ander Crenshaw. 

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