March 05, 2023

Duckworth Statement on Passing of Disability Rights Hero Judith Heumann


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after learning of the passing of disability rights advocate and friend Judith Heumann:

“This is such devastating news for the entire disability community. Judy Heumann devoted her life to expanding disability rights and making sure accessibility in our country is the default—not an afterthought. And our nation is better because of her advocacy. Rest in peace, my friend and hero.”