On behalf of Disability Rights Maryland, a sincere thanks to all of you who continue to serve our communities selflessly, whose needs are overwhelming, and where the emerging challenges caused by the pandemic are so enormous.

This is the time to pause, reflect, and recognize the uniquely intense and traumatic experiences of our fellow Black colleagues, family, friends, and clients as they bear witness to the horrific violence perpetrated against them in the midst of a national health crisis that is disproportionately affecting their communities.

This is the time to demonstrate our unequivocal support for people of color and stand together in the struggle for inclusion, full civil rights, and real justice.

Disability Rights Maryland reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that our work addresses the inequities of institutional and structural racism against communities of color. Our vision and mission is to forge an inclusive and just society for people with disabilities of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, or incomes.

With deep appreciation,