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ADAPT: "NO MORE EXCUSES"

(Note: Mike Ervin is a member of Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today, a group that works for the civil rights of people with disabilities. This is his account of a recent "action" in Washington, D.C.)

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An Interview with Kristen Cox
By Deborah Kendrick

Kristen Cox speaking from a podiumWhen Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. announced in late June that his running mate for lieutenant governor in the November election would be Kristen Cox, news spread rapidly throughout the disability-rights community. The announcement made Cox, Maryland's secretary of the Department of Disabilities, the first blind woman ever tapped for that office. Click here for Cox


Voting Project:

JAMES C. DICKSON: DON’T MOURN: ORGANIZE!
By Kathi Wolfe

James C. “Jim” Dickson, head of the American Association of People with Disabilities Disability Vote Project, is a man on a mission. Dickson, who is blind, not only works to make the world more just, but he organizes oppressed communities, including the disability community, so that they, too, can work for justice. Click here for Voting


COMMENTARY:

Vote: VOTE: YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!

Last month, my friend Penny, accompanied by her guide dog Tess, entered her polling place to vote in the Maryland primary. Said a poll worker when he saw Penny: “We’re so glad you’re here! We were afraid you weren’t coming!” Why was the Montgomery Village election official so excited to see her?
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Additional Articles



- NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH: By Deborah Kendrick


- Do You VOTE? By Cliff Perez


- Medicare Is Forty Years Olde.America’s Own Forty Year War
By Eleanor A. Cantor


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- CIL MANAGEMENT By Ron House, Ph. D.


- CIL Mangement Training Calendar ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRAINING COURSES FOR ILCs


- My Habitat By Kimberly White


- Money Follows the Person : NYS Project By Susan Cohen


- Disability in the Movies By Mike Reynolds


- Getting Clean From Old Attitudes By Leslie Underwood


- COMMENTARY: Revelations By Pat Figueroa, Jr.
Part II of the Genesis of Voluntary Agencies


- "Vacations"


- News Roundout News highlights for Sept 2006
By Dave Reynolds, Exclusion Express


- Calendar of Events

Articles From the Last Issue

FRIEDEN OUT AS NCD CHAIR
By Mike Ervin

President George W. Bush has decided he no longer wants renowned disability rights activist Lex Frieden to serve as chair of the National Council on Disability.
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TWO VISUALLY DISABLED CANDIDATES RUN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS:

In Maryland, Kristen Cox says it is an encouraging sign of how much public perception have changed that she and David Paterson, both legally blind, are running for lieutenant governor in Maryland and New York this year. She was picked by current Governor Ehrlich as his running mate
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New York’s Bumpy Road to Inclusive
Elections for Voters with Disabilities

Almost every day in New York one can find an article in local newspapers, on the radio or on television about the Help America Vote Act and the dismal example the state has set concerning its implementation. Many people, however, may be surprised to learn that advocates have been fighting for a very long time for the right of those with disabilities to be able to vote at their local polling places alongside their families, friends and neighbors.Read the full voters story


Thanks to the ADA, We’ve Come A Long Way, but the Journey Continues

Every July 4th, Americans celebrate the birth of their nation, the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers and the courage of the Continental Army, which helped free the colonists from British rule. When Thomas Jefferson declared that all men were created equal and had the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness in 1776, he paved the way for the freedoms we enjoy today. But equality and freedom haven’t always been extended to every member of our society. For many years, millions of citizens were denied some of most basic rights won at the end of the Revolutionary War and spelled out in the U.S. Constitution.
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- "My Right To Vote Too"


- BEYOND THE AP STYLEBOOK


- Technology 101


- Brooke Ellison Runs For State Senate.


- The Sandwich Generation


- Disaster Preparedness


- COMMENTARY: Genesis of Voluntary Agencies.


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