Category Archives: disability activists

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

This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

[Editor’s Note: The Center for Disability Rights provides the office headquarters for NDY and is a long time supporter of NDY’s mission and work.  Earlier this year, CDR led a disability protest in Albany against the first 2015 assisted suicide bill to be introduced, gaining coverage in the Village Voice.  Now that proponents for legalizing … Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

NDY Protests the World Federation Conference – From My Vantage Point

Not Dead Yet and other disability rights activists from around the U.S. and Canada held a three-day protest vigil at an international assisted suicide and euthanasia conference held in Chicago last week, hosted by the U.S. group Final Exit Network.   Some of the first day’s events, including an opening rally, were covered here.  We plan … Continue reading NDY Protests the World Federation Conference – From My Vantage Point