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An Update from the NCIL Women’s Caucus: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds – Needs Must Include Concerns of Women with Disabilities

The NCIL Women’s Caucus determined that the 2014 women’s economic agenda and President Obama’s plan to expand opportunity for every American needs to include more clearly issues and concerns of women living with disabilities. For that reason, it is important that women with disabilities tell Congress about the important issues they would like to see highlighted / enhanced / added. During the Pre-Conference at NCIL’s 2014 Annual Conference on Independent Living, many women and some men shared their ideas on:

  • Womens Caucus Logo: Power with a CauseAccess to education for women living with disabilities
  • Access to education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for future employment as a women living with disabilities
  • Access to child care as a woman living with disabilities
  • Access to employment as a woman living with disabilities

All of these statements are being edited, captioned, and shared for review with the Women’s Caucus. Next, they will be shared with Congress as our statement from the NCIL Women’s Caucus!

The Women’s Caucus extends our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who contributed to this taping!

Remember, the NCIL Women’s Caucus meets monthly to provide mentoring opportunities for women’s leadership in NCIL and the IL Movement, as well as to address issues / mitigate barriers specific to women living with disabilities. For more information, please contact NCIL Women’s Caucus Co-Chairwomen Mary Margaret Moore ( or Sarah Launderville ( to become a member of the Caucus.

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