UCP regularly launches special projects to shape the policy debate in the United States, including:
The State of Disability in America
United Cerebral Palsy publicly released a primer in 2008 on the current state of affairs for people with disabilities. Entitled The State of Disability in America, the 65-page document examines and consolidates current and existing research on the overall state of affairs for individuals with disabilities in America, includes chapters on disability rights in America, healthcare, education, employment, housing, and organizing for change. It also includes personal stories and quotes from disability rights advocates and trail blazers
Don’t Block My Vote
UCP launched DontBlockMyVote.org in 2004 to help engage people with disabilities and their supporters in the election process. The campaign initially focused on registering new voters and raising awareness about polling place accessibility issues. DontBlockMyVote.org helped many new voters participate in the 2004 election while generating thousands of letters to Congress and the President of the United States to help secure additional funding for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). A refresh of the site is planned in the coming months.
Who Will Care?
WhoWillCare.net, an ANCOR and UCP partnership, launched in 2005 as an online advocacy campaign dedicated to raising awareness about America’s support professional crisis.