Mom and I are planning a trip to DC to visit my aunts, and I’d hoped to be there for ADAPT’s 25th anniversary. (It didn’t work out–sigh). Members are celebrating in Washington DC, with a fun run, a dinner, film screenings….and actions.
“At least 20 disabled activists, most of them in wheelchairs, were arrested outside Sen. John McCain’s offices Tuesday after being refused a meeting with the GOP presidential nominee-to-be over a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to more people who want in-home care.” [from Laurie Kellman, “Disabled group members arrested at McCain’s office”]
The bill in question is S. 799, also known as the Community Choice Act of 2007. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both support it. I couldn’t find anything from either John McCain or Ron Paul about it.