For my "ancient" years I'd prefer the Hawaii Hilton.
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Sent: Monday, August 09, 1999 1:20 PM
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Subject: 50 disabled protesters arrested at the NGA
For Immediate Release
August 9, 1999
Subject: Medicaid Long Term Care Services Protests at Governors'
Leads to 50 Arrests!!
"I would rather go to jail than to die in a nursing home" was the chant
which echoed through downtown St. Louis as 50 members of the disability
rights group ADAPT were arrested last night.
Over 150 disabled activists from across the nation are participating in a
protest against the National Governors Association stand supporting
institutions over community based services.
"A nursing home and a jail are very similar," said ADAPT organizer Michelle
Steger of St. Louis, "it's mainly that in jail your sentence has and end,
while in a nursing home too often the only way out is a pine box. I've
in both jail and a nursing home was lucky I got out of there with my life!"
Protests will continue today Monday August 9th, as the NGA refuses to
support the "most integrated setting requirement" of the ADA, as supported
by the Supreme Court in the recent Olmstead vs. LC and EW decision.
"Where do you want to spend your later years" asked Michelle, "in your own
home, or stuck away in an institution?"
For information: Michelle Steger - 314- 241-9500
Bob Kafka - 512/431-4085 or 314/241-9500
FOR MORE INFORMATION on ADAPT
Please visit our website at http://www.adapt.org/
For direct inquiries regarding this press release please use the contact
information at the beginning of this message or Email [log in to unmask]
NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST - Adapt MiCASA List of Adapt Organizers.