Category Archives: ADAPT

NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s note: Today, NDY’s Anita Cameron is among the speaker’s at a press conference announcing the introduction of a bipartisan Sense of Congress Resolution detailing the dangers of a public policy of assisted suicide. NDY’s disability community allies, including ADAPT, DREDF and NCIL, support this Resolution. The National Alliance press release is below.] For Immediate … Continue reading NDY Joins National Alliance to Support Proposed Federal Resolution Opposing Legalization of Assisted Suicide

National ADAPT Saves Our Lives and Liberty AGAIN!

Deja Vu. The last time Congress proposed to decimate Medicaid and insurance protections, National ADAPT came to the rescue. We linked to some of the impressive coverage in this blog. Now they’ve done it again, saved the lives and liberty of millions – again! One tweet said, “In 2017, the cavalry doesn’t ride on horses. … Continue reading National ADAPT Saves Our Lives and Liberty AGAIN!

Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 dcoleman@notdeadyet.org Adam Prizio 518-320-7100 (office) 603-518-4910 (cell) aprizio@cdrnys.org  For Immediate Release: Disability rights groups applaud today’s New York Court of Appeals unanimous ruling announcing that “we reject plaintiffs’ argument that an individual has a fundamental constitutional right to aid-in-dying . . . . We also reject plaintiffs’ assertion that the State’s prohibition on assisted suicide … Continue reading Disability Rights Groups Applaud NY Court of Appeals Assisted Suicide Ruling

Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

ADAPT’s June 22nd protest in Washington, D.C. brought unprecedented public attention to disabled people’s profound fears about the very real and personal consequences of proposed cuts to Medicaid. It’s not an exaggeration to say that lives and liberty are at stake. Rachel Maddow’s coverage on MSNBC was especially detailed in painting a clear picture of … Continue reading Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act

[Note: This is NDY’s version of ADAPT’s Press Release, slightly revised to include a quote from Anita Cameron, who joined other disability activists for these protests.] Contacts: Bruce Darling: (585) 370-6690 Anita Cameron (720) 413-9064 Disability Advocates Protest Senate Leader Over Cuts to Medicaid for Millions of Elderly and Disabled Americans (June 22, 2017, Washington D.C.) Today, … Continue reading NDY Release: Disability Advocates Protest American Health Care Act