2024 Caucus Meeting schedule (all Noon – 1:00pm)
- January 23, 2024
- April 23, 2024
- July 23, 2024
- Oct 22, 2024
This first session of the New Year included a recap of the 2021 Caucus sessions. Fifteen Caucus supporting agencies were also highlighted during this session.
Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz, Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, Senator Anthony Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan Disability Caucus for the 2022-2023 Legislative Session. All four lawmakers were founding members of the Caucus that launched last year.
New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus Chair Senate President Steve Sweeney, honorable legislative caucus members and advocates from the disability community met virtually on April 27 to discuss the impact of Employment for people with disabilities.
New Jersey Legislative Disability Caucus Chair Senate President Steve Sweeney, honorable legislative caucus members and advocates from the disability community met virtually on January 26 for the inaugural meeting of the Caucus to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities. With the COVID-19 pandemic taking a disproportionate toll on people with disabilities, the topic led to a robust discussion among policymakers and advocates for this first briefing session of 2021.
Disability advocates shared their experiences with policy makers regarding limited access to vaccines, testing, personal protective equipment, and critical care resources amid the pandemic. They also discussed loss of educational services, therapy and behavioral supports due to the public health crisis and how it has affected transition to adult life and compensatory services. The goal of the briefing session was to raise awareness and share ideas, so policymakers can make informed decisions on how to best address the inequities.