Category Archives: Our News & Commentary Blog

The Opioid Crisis the News Isn’t Talking About

Response to RFI – Opioid Public Health Emergency[1]  February 20, 2018 We are members of Not Dead Yet, a national grassroots disability rights organization, and some of us are living with chronic pain ourselves. Based on our knowledge of the disability community through personal experience and through our work, we have not seen disabled people with … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis the News Isn’t Talking About

Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

  NDY’s Anita Cameron was arrested twice this week along with others, fighting to preserve the civil rights of people with disabilities (including, btw, the 36% of seniors who have disabilities). She was interviewed for an extensive article in Truthout, Disability Activists Crash Congress to Stop a Bill That Would Undermine Their Civil Rights: Anita … Continue reading Disability Activists Protesting HR 620 Arrested for Disrupting Congress

Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

[Editor’s Note: This press release was issued early Feb. 13th.] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts:    Diane Coleman, JD 708-420-0539 Anita Cameron 720-413-9064 Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough When I saw the words “Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough“, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in … Continue reading Press Release: Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

When I saw the title above, I thought immediately of the years I spent as a state lawyer in California, not drinking until 2 p.m. in the afternoon because the office bathrooms were inaccessible. This was the 1980s, and at least two laws required access, but the state used the excuse that it was leased … Continue reading Thirty Years of Holding It Is Long Enough

Delaware Assisted Suicide Disability Amendment Is A Misdirect

The sponsor of the Delaware assisted suicide bill introduced an amendment apparently designed to address disability related concerns. It’s always good to know that disability opposition has gotten their attention, but this amendment is a total failure and completely misses the point, any point we’ve made. A disability response to the amendment is below. The battle … Continue reading Delaware Assisted Suicide Disability Amendment Is A Misdirect