Category Archives: disability activists

Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

Disability advocates across the nation are continuing the fight to save Medicaid and preserve our healthcare, our lives and our liberty. Medicaid is the primary funder of home and community based services that provide independence and freedom, preventing older and disabled people from being shoved away in nursing facilities to die. This latest Alert from our friends at … Continue reading Alert From NCIL: Healthcare Vote Expected Next Week: The Fight Is Not Over!

NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

Nearly 20 disability activists wearing hot pink Not Dead Yet – The Resistance t-shirts took their message to Albany on May 9th. This was the lobby day scheduled by assisted suicide proponents, but NDY refused to give them the last word. News coverage in the Albany Times Union quoted Adam Prizio, who serves as manager … Continue reading NDY Activists Deliver Counter to NY Assisted Suicide Proponents’ Lobby Day

New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Few in the disability community would argue about 2016 being a hard year – assaults on the Americans with Disabilities Act, assaults on our access to education, assaults on safety nets many of us rely on – and of course – assaults on our right to dignified lives in the form of policies and rhetoric … Continue reading New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

There’s a brand new video created by Carrie Ann Lucas celebrating protests of the movie “Me Before You” by the disability community on three continents. Carrie is on the Board of Directors of NDY and one of the leaders of Colorado NDY. Here’s how she describes the video: The disability community responded to the disability … Continue reading VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

NDY Celebrating 20 Years in the Fight for Our Lives

Dear Disability Rights Supporter: Twenty years ago, on April 27th, at a disability rights gathering in Dallas, Bob Kafka, one of the leaders of ADAPT, said to me, “I’ve got a name for your group.” For years, ADAPT had been supportive of disability advocacy to challenge the assisted suicide movement and other deadly forms of … Continue reading NDY Celebrating 20 Years in the Fight for Our Lives