Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Community Choice Act of 2009 and Barack Obama

Illinois Pro-Institution Bias Moves to the White House
By Diane Coleman, Assistant Director of Advocacy
Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
So all I can say is “thank you” to the ninety-one people with disabilities and allies arrested at the White House on April 27, 2009. Just as the Civil Rights Movement had to continue marches and civil disobedience after Brown v. Board of Education, the struggle of people with disabilities, old and young, for freedom has been advanced but not resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court’s affirmation of our civil rights has taken us to the streets as well. My new hope is that the disability rights movement will grow as the Civil Rights Movement grew, until the inherent justice of our cause cannot be denied, not even by the White House Senior Advisor, not even by the President.

Read Coleman's complete essay here.

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