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Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging

Back in my teens (late 60s-mid 70s), a popular poster displayed the following statement: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they AREN’T out to get you”. I think it’s still fairly popular – not to mention relevant – today. First, as most people already know, the EpiPen, a portable injector absolutely essential to people with … Continue reading Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging

In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide

[Editor’s Note: Mea Culpa, we meant to post a blog on this as soon as we got the video captioned, and it’s been posted in our “In the News” section, but catching up belatedly here in the blog. . .] In this in-depth interview, Not Dead Yet’s New England regional director John Kelly critiques the … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: John Kelly Video Interview On “Me Before You” & Assisted Suicide

Colorado NDY and ADAPT Engage in Funeral March to Protest Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure

[Press Release issued the morning of August 8, 2016 below, and coverage here: Disability rights activists protest against aid-in-dying measure.] Disability Activists from Not Dead Yet and ADAPT Engage in Funeral March to Protest Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure Denver – Disability rights activists from ADAPT and Not Dead Yet will hold a funeral march from the … Continue reading Colorado NDY and ADAPT Engage in Funeral March to Protest Assisted Suicide Ballot Measure

AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

A few days ago, we reported the news of the massacre of 19 disabled people in Sagamihara, Japan. There’s been a lot of writing within the disability community about this horrific hate crime, but very little in the mainstream press. There have been a few vigils for the victims of the attack, but it’s hard … Continue reading AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides

Contacts: Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 John Kelly 617-536-5140 For Immediate Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides Disability rights advocates who protested the film “Me Before You” in cities across the United States are calling on Warner Brothers to add a public service announcement to further releases of the film to … Continue reading NDY Release: “Me Before You” Protesters Call For PSA To Prevent Copycat Suicides