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Category Archives: General

Healthcare and Medicaid Alert

Although the ACA replacement didn’t pass in March, the GOP could still destroy your services. Here’s what you need to know: Medicaid, which is an entitlement program, will remain an entitlement but this bill (AHCA) will change the funding for the … Continue reading

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Ride sharing a hit in Philly, but city’s disabled are still left behind

LRI’s very own Liam Dougherty shared his experiences of what it’s like trying to hailing a ride with a disability, reminding everyone that disability rights are civil rights! Important legislation is to be voted on TODAY in the PA House. Please call … Continue reading

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PROTEST & SURVIVE

CALL TO ACTION PROTEST AND SURVIVE Me Before You is not a romance. It’s an insult to disabled people. “Our lives are not tragic or pitiful. This film is,” say disabled people the world over #LiveBoldly? We already do! #MeBeforeEuthanasia … Continue reading

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LET PHILLY RIDE COALTION’S DEMANDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 CONTACT: Matthew Clark, 215-880-0253 LET PHILLY RIDE COALTION’S DEMANDS Let Philly Ride Coalition applauds Councilman Bobby Henon and Councilwoman Helen Gym and for their support of state legislation that will force PPA to be … Continue reading

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Disabled Protesters in DC: “Our Homes, Not Nursing Homes”

Imagine being sequestered in a nursing home from a young age because the resources that would allow you to live integrated into larger society were unavailable. Would you call that a violation of your civil rights? About two hundred activists … Continue reading

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Earle demands PPA take action against illegal and unethical actions by UberX and Lyft

Tom Earle, CEO of Liberty Resources, representing a coalition of disability rights activists and taxi cab drivers, demanded that the Board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) enforce an injunction against UberX and Lyft from continuing to operate ride sharing services … Continue reading

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LRI delivers signed petitions demanding Mayor Kenney end ADA violations by Uber

Recently Liberty Resources joined the Taxi Workers’ Alliance (TWA – a group of taxi driver self-advocates) and the Philadelphia Limousine Association (PLA – a group of limo driver self-advocates) in an effort called Let Philly Ride. Each organization has their own … Continue reading

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Disability Rights Activists along with Taxi and Limo driver groups to protest City Hall

Over 100 taxis and Uber Black limos, UberX, as well as disability advocates will join together to call for an end to the discriminatory practices of ride hailing company Uber during a protest in front of City Hall at 12:30pm, today, February 11th. … Continue reading

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Who was Ed Roberts?

As one of the pioneers of the Independent Living movement, Ed Roberts has had a profound and lasting impact on improving the lives of people with disabilities. Roberts was born on January 23, 1939.  At the age of 14, he contracted polio and … Continue reading

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Report indicates hunger is highest among people with disabilities

Food insecurity rates among households that include adults with disabilities are well above the overall national food insecurity rate of 14.3 percent, based on the most recent evidence. According to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), food insecurity impacts one-third of … Continue reading

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