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United Cerebral Palsy wishes to express our sincerest congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as our nation marks the inauguration of a new administration.
For 232 years, the swearing-in of U.S. presidents has stood as a staple of our great democracy and a beacon of hope to the world. This week’s inauguration, despite the harrowing events of January 6, continued that cherished tradition.
In his speech, President Biden spoke of “Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation.”
There is no more worthy cause.
As advocates for people with disabilities, UCP well understands that it is only through unity, compassion and the collective pursuit of our country’s ideals that we can ever hope to achieve a fully inclusive and a just society.
Thanks in great part to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and similar advances, the American people have edged ever closer in recent decades to realizing the “more perfect union” promised by our Constitution.
This week, President Biden reminded us that our pursuit of a more perfect union depends on “we the people” acting “together to carry all of us forward.”
We agree and ask all Americans to join in achieving that venerable goal.
Armando A. Contreras
President & CEO
United Cerebral Palsy
UCP affiliates provide services and support on a community-by-community basis, serving the unique needs of people with disabilities in their region.
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