Washington State Government Candidates Forum

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA: WA State Government Candidates Forum.

Join us for a virtual forum with the candidates running for statewide positions in Washington State. By making sure that people with disabilities are part of the conversation, we can ensure that changes made by the legislature are reflective of our needs and values.


  • Date: September 23, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom

We have confirmed at least one candidate for each of the following positions will be present:

  • Secretary of State
  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • State Auditor
  • Lieutenant Governor

Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Lunch with DRW: COVID and the Disability Community

September 30, 2020 from 12 – 1 PM

Wishing you could speak directly with DRW staff about the impact of COVID on the disability community? Leading up to our Breaking Barriers event on October 2nd, join DRW on Wednesday, September 30 for a free hour-long Zoom exploring the impact of COVID on the disability community. You can hear from and directly ask questions of our staff. Register to attend here.

(From left to right) Top Row: Mark Stroh, Heather McKimmie, and David Carlson. Bottom Row: Clark Matthews and Andrea Kadlec.

Breaking Barriers 2020

5th Annual Fundraiser Supporting Disability Rights Washington

October 2, 2020

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Visit our event website for information about the event, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities.

At its core, COVID-19 is a disability issue that impacts our entire community. That is why DRW is continuing to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, including those affected by COVID-19 to ensure this crisis does not compromise our right to equitable healthcare, education, and more. We look forward to coming together virtually as our community recovers, and we want you to be there.

Register now to virtually attend Breaking Barriers on October 2. Together we can provide critical support to the disability community right now, and stay ready for new challenges ahead.

*ASL and CART will be provided.

4 Ways You Can Build a More Inclusive Community Right Now:

Join us in the fight for disability rights. Here are 4 easy ways you can partner with DRW right now and on October 2. Together we can make a difference!

Register to attend Breaking Barriers live event virtually from 6-7 p.m. event on October 2nd.

Partner with DRW by sponsoring Breaking Barriers, levels starting at $500.

Donate to DRW. Make a one time or monthly donation or join our Giving Circle with a three year commitment to sustain our advocacy and community building efforts.

Rally your friends and family to raise funds for DRW through your own individual giving page.

Image of someone in orange, signing a voting ballot with assistance from DRW staff. Text on top of image reads: "VOTE". Text below image reads: "Voter Outreach - DRW removes barriers to voting and increases voter education, registration, and engagement by and for people with disabilities in Washington. We reach voters in the community, facilities, and jails. Above, a person signs a ballot with assistance from DRW staff.