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Disability Rights Awareness Days 2018

Disability Rights Awareness Days (DRAD) 2018 will be Thursday and Friday, January 25-26 in Santa Fe.  This year’s theme will be “Re-energizing Support for Disability Rights”.


We hope you’ll join us to be part of this celebration and to continue the important work of informing our policymakers and participating in the legislative process.  You can register for DRAD through Disability Rights New Mexico’s website,  (A copy of the registration form is attached to this email for your convenience.)  If you have any questions about registration, contact DRNM at 505-256-3100, toll-free at 1-800-432-4682 or by email to


At Thursday’s DRAD events at the Drury Hotel in downtown Santa Fe, the keynote address will be given by Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who oversees elections in New Mexico.  2018 will be an election year, and voting is an important way to make our voices heard!  Thursday will continue with educational sessions through both plenary presentations in the morning and breakout workshops in the afternoon.


On Friday, we’ll be at the State Capitol, with a formal event in the Rotunda at mid-day and plenty of time throughout the day to visit with legislators, watch legislative committees and floor sessions, check out the display tables presented by a variety of disability organizations, and network with other members of the disability community from around the state. 


If you or your organization are interested in becoming a DRAD sponsor (including advertising your logo in the program or having a display table at the events), you can sign up through the DRNM website at


We hope to see you at DRAD 2018!