Cooperation between political parties is a rare occurrence in the current political environment. There have been examples of bipartisanship that resulted in acts which meant to solve problems and serve constituencies. One such law was the Americans with Disabilities Act which recently marked its 30th Anniversary. We talked with former Senator Dave Durenberger who introduced the ADA in the 101st Congress about the origins of the act and the pursuit of leadership that prioritizes governance and tempers political rhetoric.
I drive the development of Catholic Charities’ key stakeholder outreach strategy, manage oversight of public messaging, media relations, external web and social media development and content, and agency-wide materials.