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I Wish You Were Dead – The 2013 National Disability Day of Mourning

March 3, 2013
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I Wish You Were Dead – The 2013 National Disability Day of Mourning

“I wish you were dead.” It is a terrible thing to say or even think to another human being.  Imagine it being said to a young person with a disability.  Now imagine someone following through on that threat.  Now imagine them receiving no condemnation for the action.  That was the case of George Hodgins,...
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Women in Combat Today, People with Disabilities in the Military Tomorrow?

February 4, 2013
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The following article was originally written for the Lead On Update. Recently, Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, lifted the ban on women in combat. Women would be allowed equal opportunity to participate in combat operations. There have been a variety of responses from the public, but I think that in general most people are...
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Quotable – @AimeeMullins on the Power of Words #Disability #Adversity

May 28, 2012
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Yes, this is an old speech, but I thought it’d be great to put in an excerpt as this week’s “Quotable.” “I’d like to share with you a discovery that I made a few months ago while  writing an article for Italian Wired. I always keep my thesaurus handy whenever  I’m writing anything, but...
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Quotable – Claire Roy on Growth Attenuation #disability

April 30, 2012
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Quotable – Claire Roy on Growth Attenuation #disability

“We are a stupid people, loathe to study and learn from our collective history. We have burned the witches, strung up the niggers, gassed the kykes, lobotomized the crazies, beat up the faggots all in the name of what was right and good. We look back now, in horror at our primitive ancestors’ sins,...
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

January 25, 2012
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

Just a quick update for Day in Washington readers.  In the wake of the State of the Union there was some heartburn over a visible lack of presence of a disability discussion (as well as a lack of closed captioning on the web video – I was told)  Now that the State of the...
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White House Disability Call Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm)

July 26, 2011
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In order to keep the public more informed, the White House Disability Group hosts monthly calls to provide updates on various disability issues, as well as to introduce individuals who work on these issues in the federal government. The next call will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM Eastern (TOMORROW)! This...
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Celebrating the ADA at Home and Abroad – Special Advisor Judy Heumann, State Department

July 26, 2011
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Article Excerpt from Disability.gov blog post by Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State Twenty-one years ago, the United States became the first country to adopt national civil rights legislation, unequivocally banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was...
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Presidential Proclamation – Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 2011

July 26, 2011
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  From yesterday: THE WHITE HOUSE   Office of the Press Secretary   For Immediate Release July 25, 2011   ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2011   - – - – - – -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   Generations of Americans with...
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