“My fundraising career has been very affected by the income restrictions imposed by public benefits systems.“
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“It’s hard to work in this sector and to be asking mostly people with disabilities for money. People with disabilities are disproportionately low income, and the system keeps us poor… And if foundations aren’t interested in funding disability rights and individual donors just can’t give enough, where does that leave us?”
Name: Cara Liebowitz
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I’m a multiply-disabled activist and writer. I’m the Development Coordinator at the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), where I handle all of our grant-writing, fundraising, and partnerships. I like cats, country music, and books about plagues.