International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2021

CourtExecutive Office Of The President
Citation86 FR 69157
Record Number2021-26588
Publication Date07 December 2021
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)]
                [Presidential Documents]
                [Pages 69157-69158]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26588] Presidential Documents
                Federal Register / Vol. 86 , No. 232 / Tuesday, December 7, 2021 /
                Presidential Documents
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                Title 3--
                The President
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                 Proclamation 10318 of December 2, 2021
                
                International Day of Persons With Disabilities,
                 2021
                 By the President of the United States of America
                 A Proclamation
                 Thirty-one years ago, the bipartisan passage of the
                 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enshrined our
                 commitment to building a better Nation for all of us.
                 In the years since, we have made profound progress to
                 advance the rights, opportunities, full participation,
                 and economic self-sufficiency of people with
                 disabilities--both here at home and in nations around
                 the world. On the International Day of Persons with
                 Disabilities, we reaffirm the full promise of dignity,
                 equity, and respect due to all disabled people and
                 recognize the work that still remains to fully deliver
                 on that promise.
                 I was proud to co-sponsor the ADA as a member of the
                 United States Senate. Today, that law remains a vital
                 source of opportunity and dignity--a defense against
                 discrimination and a path to independence. My
                 Administration continues to build on the legacy of the
                 ADA here at home and lead efforts for disability-
                 inclusive democracies around the world. Earlier this
                 year, I signed Executive Orders to recruit and retain a
                 workforce that truly reflects the American people--
                 including Americans with disabilities--and to help
                 ensure that people with disabilities can exercise their
                 sacred right to vote on a full and equal basis.
                 We know that--both here in America and around the
                 world--women and girls with disabilities are
                 disproportionately impacted by gender inequality. That
                 is why my Administration developed the first-ever
                 National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality, which
                 aims to address discrimination rooted in the nexus of
                 both gender and disability. The American Rescue Plan
                 included landmark support for people with
                 disabilities--including historic funding to expand
                 home- and community-based services under Medicaid,
                 which is enabling more Americans than ever to live
                 safely and independently in their own homes. My
                 Administration's Build Back Better plan will further
                 that commitment by making the most transformative
                 investment in access to home care in 40 years--
                 providing life-changing support to people with
                 disabilities and the dedicated workers who help care
                 for them.
                 To uphold and advance the human rights of people with
                 disabilities worldwide, I reestablished the role of
                 Special Advisor on International Disability Rights at
                 the Department of State. My Administration will
                 continue to take domestic and international actions to
                 make democracy more accessible around the world. The
                 Summit for Democracy on December 9-10 will affirm that
                 a government of, by, and for the people--including
                 those with disabilities--remains humanity's most
                 enduring means to advance peace, prosperity, and
                 security.
                 Today and every day, we reaffirm our commitment to
                 ensuring dignity, equity, and respect for all people
                 with disabilities. As we continue to build back better
                 and address the challenges of the 21st century, we will
                 ensure that we deal everybody in and bring everyone
                 along.
                 NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of
                 the United States of America, by virtue of the
                 authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws
                 of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 3,
                 2021, as International Day of Persons with
                 Disabilities. I call on all Americans to observe this
                 day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and
                 programs.
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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
                 second day of December, in the year of our Lord two
                 thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the
                 United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                 sixth.
                
                
                 (Presidential Sig.)
                [FR Doc. 2021-26588
                Filed 12-6-21; 8:45 am]
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