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Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

Today, a broad coalition of civil rights and advocacy organizations from Oregon sent a letter to the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—a federal agency responsible for enforcing the civil rights of people with disabilities, people of color, and older adults in health care. Continue Reading Oregon Crisis Care Plan Harms  People with Disabilities, People of Color & Older Adults Tell Leaders: Our Lives Have Equal Value

Photo of Bob wearing glasses smiling at the camera.

A heartfelt thank you

Fighting for equality. For people with disabilities, the struggle seems to never end. And yet, while our private and public institutions continue to fall short, we must remember the progress that we, together, have made. For decades, courageous people have spoken truth to power, attended rallies and marches, pushed for new laws, and demanded to… Continue Reading A heartfelt thank you

Bob wearing glasses and smiling at the camera.

The struggle for equality

*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done.  We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality