A Proclamation on National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2023

     People with disabilities have long strengthened our economy and expanded our Nation’s possibilities.  During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we recognize the immense contributions of disabled Americans, and we recommit to delivering America’s full promise of equal dignity, respect, and opportunity for every American.        I had the honor of helping to pass the…

A Proclamation on International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2022

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize and celebrate the equal rights and dignity of disabled people everywhere and reaffirm our commitment to building a world where people with disabilities are afforded the opportunities, independence, and respect they deserve.      This work has been a priority throughout my career.  I was proud to co-sponsor the…

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2022

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the essential contributions to our workplaces, economy, and Nation made by disabled Americans and recommit to promoting equal opportunity for all people.      For far too long in this country, employers could refuse to hire you if you were disabled.  Stores could turn you away.  If you used a…

Proclamation on the Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

     On July 26, 1990, with the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our Nation created the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.  Since that time, this landmark legislation has been a driving force in moving America closer to the promise of equal opportunity, full participation, independent…

Anna Perng

Anna Perng is Senior Advisor to the White House Office of Public Engagement where she serves as President Biden’s primary liaison to the aging and disability communities. Previously, she served as Special Advisor in the Administration for Community Living and co-founded Chinatown Disability Advocacy Project, a community of immigrants with disabilities and partners advocating for…

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