Disabled Advocates Arrested Outside White House

By     Sixty disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House Monday. The demonstrators were among 200 members of the disability rights group ADAPT from across the country who are in Washington this week advocating for greater access to community living.

The group was at the White House to demand a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden who they say has not lived up to a campaign promise to meet with them about how he can champion community living options for people with disabilities.

“Once he and President Obama were re-elected, Vice President Biden has refused to meet with us. His staff told our leaders that he isn’t even willing to schedule a meeting to explore specifics of his commitment to us,” said Dawn Russell of Colorado ADAPT.

 This is how you can expect to be treated just a few months ago. At least he wasnt riddled with bullets.


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