Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

Historic bipartisan legislative disability caucus launches with GOP lawmakers’ support

Nancy F. Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Four GOP Assembly members will promote policies to better the lives of individuals with disabilities as part of the first bipartisan legislative caucus dedicated to championing services that support the disability community.

Assembly Republican Conference Leader Nancy Munoz, Assemblywomen Aura Dunn and Holly Schepisi, and Assemblyman Ron Dancer will join other legislative leaders, and self-advocates from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities and more than a dozen other agencies, during the virtual launch today, Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. The founding legislative members and representatives will discuss the mission of the caucus and other issues affecting individuals with disabilities including education, housing and health care.

Aura Dunn

The livestream can be viewed on the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities’ YouTube channel.

The following is a joint statement from the GOP Assembly members:

“We are honored to be among the founding legislative members of this historic bipartisan caucus to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Approximately a quarter of New Jersey adults identify as having some type of disability. As lawmakers, we have a responsibility to better serve this community. We must secure access to services and resources that meet their needs. This caucus will not only consider the disability community in discussions that shape public policies, but will ensure they have a voice in New Jersey’s Legislature.”

Ron Dancer
Holly Schepisi