Category Archives: civil rights

Statement of the National Disability Leadership Alliance on the 23rd Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

For those who are unfamiliar with the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), here’s the description from the website: National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) is a national cross-disability coalition that represents the authentic voice of people with disabilities. NDLA is led by 14 national organizations run by people with disabilities with identifiable grassroots constituencies around the … Continue reading Statement of the National Disability Leadership Alliance on the 23rd Anniversary of the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Why I Support the CRPD

This past week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with consideration of U.S.ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  With a two-thirds majority required to move to the next step, the cloture vote was 61 to 36, with 3 not voting. Not Dead Yet has not yet formally … Continue reading Why I Support the CRPD

NDY Activists Leaflet Justice Action Center (NY Law School) Featuring Opponents Discussing “Disability Concerns” Without Including Disability Rights Activists to Speak for Ourselves

Last Friday, three disability activists in New York City went to the Justice Action Center at the NY Law School to distribute flyers protesting the way in which a symposium on “Freedom of Choice at the End of Life” handled “issues of concern” that people with disabilities have with proponents of assisted suicide (and other … Continue reading NDY Activists Leaflet Justice Action Center (NY Law School) Featuring Opponents Discussing “Disability Concerns” Without Including Disability Rights Activists to Speak for Ourselves

NDRN’s Report Should Serve As a Call to Conscience for Health Care Providers

The recommendations contained in the National Disability Rights Network’s (NDRN)report, “Devaluing People With Disabilities: Medical ProceduresThat Violate Civil Rights,” constitute nothing less than a call to conscience for health care providers who are withholding life-sustaining treatment without consent from people with disabilities who are not otherwise dying. Sometimes this is done at the request of … Continue reading NDRN’s Report Should Serve As a Call to Conscience for Health Care Providers

National Disability Rights Group: Study Finds Medical System Violates Civil Rights of Disabled People

I apologize for being a little late getting this news out from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN).  There are two important issues affecting people with disabilities.  One, as the headline of the press release states, is the violation of people’s basic rights by surgical and other modifications on people’s bodies without any judicial review.  … Continue reading National Disability Rights Group: Study Finds Medical System Violates Civil Rights of Disabled People