Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc speaking at Tom Harkin Award reception on Capital Hill in Washington DC in April 2012.

As a disability advocate I want to educate and raise awareness on the needs and rights of people with disabilities during this pandemic and change the conversation about what it means to be disabled, live with mental health issues, and stress that our lives matter, we are all essential. Now more than ever we need a massive public awareness campaign on disability given that COVID will increase the numbers of folks becoming disabled. We must force the issue of accessibility in all aspects now more than ever so that everyone can truly belong. We need elected officials to stop ignoring the needs of the disabled and respect us. Disability is Not a burden and we must get that message across now more than ever.