Jeffrey Nolish is the policy director for Detroit Disability Power. Unrelated, he serves as a Senior Airman in the Michigan Air National Guard. Previously, Jeffrey served as a policy advisor to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, special advisor to Democratic Lt. Governor Candidate Garlin Gilchrist II, Mobility Specialist at the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department, and policy analyst to Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez. He resides in Detroit.
Elected officials must do more to protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ten months ago, the World Health Organization issued concerns that people with disabilities were at a greater risk of contracting the coronavirus due to physical barriers to accessing hygiene, difficulty enacting social distancing, touching things for information or for physical support, […]
According to the latest U.S. census American Communities Survey, there are 1.4 million Michiganders with disabilities, including 126,001 Detroiters or roughly 19% of the city. This is important as the World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance that people with disabilities are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 because of physical barriers to accessing hygiene, difficulty […]