Ability Now’s Monique Harris marches at the Women’s March for Disability Rights

Ability Now participant Monique Harris attended the Women’s March on Saturday January 21, 2017 in Washington D.C. As part of her advocacy work and her Leadership Training, which was sponsored through Hand in Hand, Monique joined over 500,000 other marchers to advocate for her rights and others as the new administration takes office. “I want to make sure my voice is heard, that my rights as a person with a disability aren’t taken away,” she says. “It was so cold and the trains had to shut down because there so many people, but I’ve never seen so many people take their voice to the street to be heard. It was amazing.”

Monique has a long history of advocating on behalf of the disabilities community as well as others such as domestic workers rights and women’s rights. Keep up the good work Monique, we need your voice heard more than ever.