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Aug. 8: Occupy Gracie Mansion With the #OWS Disability Caucus

Posted 7 years ago on Aug. 3, 2012, 3:58 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

poster for disability caucus action

When: Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 5-7pm
Where: Gracie Mansion (88 E End Ave, NYC)
RSVP on Facebook | #OccupyGracieMansion

The 1% mayor of NYC is so sure he can buy anything and anyone, as easily as he bought the office of mayor, including an unprecedented third term.

In his attempt to transform our city into his own 1% fantasy land, he has created a police state: where minority citizens are daily terrorized with stop and frisk; where only the most healthy, wealthy and white are welcome, and the “unwanted” are driven out of their homes and neighborhoods; where peaceful protesters are attacked with pepper spray and batons, and brutally evicted from lovingly built unique realizations of true democracy.

The 1% mayor has shown nothing but contempt for the disability community, has stomped on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and bought high-placed defenders of corporate-power in order to use our law against us in court.

On Wednesday, August 8th, will you swallow the 1% mayor's lie that he wants to honor the ADA, play along with his hypocrisy, forget your dignity and disability pride? Or will you join the Disability Caucus of Occupy Wall Street and let the 1% mayor know we cannot be bought for a hamburger and a pat on the head?

5:00: Sound Demo (Bring your own drum/ noise maker)
5:30: People’s Picket (Bring your own protest Sign)
6:00: Community Feast (Bring your own favorite dish)
7:00: Sleepful Protest Planning Session (Bring your own sleeping bag)

This is a non-violent protest action open to all who are angry about the mayor's 1% policies, which continue to marginilize New Yorkers of all backgrounds.



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[-] 1 points by givebacktony (1) 7 years ago

While I totally respect the movement and havew joined on many occasions, IU feel the target of the Grace Mansion tomorrow is off mark. It is a ceremony honoring the disabled and advocates of people with disabilities. The attendees, (many of whom have cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, amongst many many other types of disabilities) have sought and overcome the most difficult of obstacles in life. Their advocates as well as them are truly 99% with rarely anyone having their back. The disabled have and continue to endure the most extreme forms of discrimination. Most of their advocates (the other attendees tomorrow) live well beneath the poverty line purely because they feel their cause to action is to help those around them who desperately need help and without would have no chance of employment at all. The advocates have helped the ndisabled find employment against all odds including political and monetary systems in place to hinder them. Again, while I respect and advocate the movement, I feel this particular target is completely off mark.

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 7 years ago

One matter regarding the disabled is Bloomberg's much touted "taxi of tomorrow". It's not in compliance with the ADA. City Comptroller John Liu says he can and will deep six this Bloomberg harebrained taxi scheme. Bloomberg comes up with various wacky taxi plans that all get shot down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxiJPkZ07I0&feature=plcphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?

[-] 1 points by billcantlon (1) 7 years ago

There is so much to stand up against I don't know where to start

[-] 1 points by BearDickinson (125) from Ewing, VA 7 years ago

awesome ! Gooooooooooooooo Krips !