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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Apr 25, 2022

This week, we’re taking a break from Off-Kilter’s regularly scheduled programming to share a special virtual discussion hosted by The Century Foundation earlier this week with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and other leaders to mark the official launch of the new Disability Economic Justice Collaborative. Off-Kilter previewed the collaborative’s launch a few weeks ago in a special behind-the-scenes episode with TCF’s new Disability Economic Justice team: it brings together two dozen leading disability groups, think tanks, and research organizations to learn from each other, work in partnership, and finally break the link between disability and poverty that continues to persist in the United States more than three decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. 


For more:


  • Here’s the new TCF–CEPR study documenting the economic crisis facing the U.S. disability community (and if that’s tl;dr, here’s a fact sheet).
  • Check out the new TCF–Data for Progress poll finding that just one in three disabled voters believe leaders in Washington care about people with disabilities. 

Here’s the press release announcing the collaborative: you can find the full event and all the materials discussed during it at