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At Ruderman Inclusion Summit, Senator Hassan Calls for Continued Action to Fully Include Individuals Who Experience Disabilities


Senator Hassan speaks with Norm Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. 

BOSTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit, an annual gathering of advocates, stakeholders, and policymakers to advance the full inclusion of individuals who experience disabilities in our society, including at home, in school, and at work.

“Fully including all people – regardless of their personal circumstances – is critical to the strength of our people and our society, and I am proud to represent a state that has a long history and tradition of inclusiveness,” Senator Hassan said. “During my time as Governor, I was proud to work with members of both parties, advocates, and members of our state’s business community to advance the inclusion of individuals who experience disabilities, and in the Senate, I am continuing to fight to ensure that they have the support they need. Issues that impact individuals with disabilities are not partisan issues – and have seen longstanding bipartisan support in the past – which is why I am going to keep working with my colleagues to find common ground and areas where we can make progress.”

Senator Hassan has long fought to ensure that individuals who experience disabilities receive the support they need to be fully included in our society. Senator Hassan helped introduce the bipartisan RISE Act in an effort to ease the burden of transitioning to college life for students who experience disabilities, and fought to include several key provisions in the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation to improve aircraft accessibility for people with disabilities.