On a hot spring day in June, we gathered on the lawn before the Capitol building. With the Supreme Court of the United States to our back, and senators straight ahead, we advocated for Medicaid. "No cuts. No caps." Representatives from all journeys and destinations shouted as one voice for the protection of Medicaid benefits. We charged every participant to encourage all in his/her circle to contact senators and demand that disability rights be protected.
As several participants exclaimed, this rally is not about one party or the other, but about human rights.
This rally did not push a partisan agenda, and the groups present on the lawn composed one of the most diverse groups I have witnessed in a long time. As several participants exclaimed, this rally is not about one party or the other, but about human rights. We are all just one event away from disability, medical emergency/disaster, and a complete shift in our lifestyle.
Please listen to the sounds of the rally, including some brief interviews with participants. Jason Harris is interviewed at the beginning of the audio.
You can find your sentor's information here, and I encourage you to exercise your voice. It is your right and your duty to ensure your voice is heard.
Chakir' Underdown is a law student at The Ohio State University. Her blog is brought to you by the words independent study, which is a blessed term used to describe creative respite taken in exchange for credit hours. Her hope is that her blog will serve as documentation of her journey this summer, from Brazil to D.C. and back to the Buckeye state. You can read more from her blog here.