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NHT lunch fundraiser

Join us at noon on June 26th and June 27th for lunch to support Nursing Home Transition! See menu below:
Hot sausages- $2
Hot dogs- $1
Water- $1
Juice- $1
Soda- $0.75
Candy- $0.50-$1
Pretzels- $0.50
Chips- $0.35

Specials:
Hot sausages, chips, soda- $3
Hot dog, chips, soda- $2

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Advocacy Alert: Vigil at Toomey’s office

An overnight vigil will be hosted by SEIU at Senator Toomey’s office, beginning at 3pm tomorrow, Thursday June 22nd to tell Toomey’s office to keep its hands off Medicaid! No cuts, no caps, no block granting. Thursday is also the Olmstead Anniversary, which is the Supreme Court decision that people with disabilities should be able to live in the least restrictive setting possible versus living in an institution. Please go to the Vigil anytime from 4pm to around 3am. 12 GOP senators plan to pass some version of the AHCA before July 4th.  The time to Act is NOW!

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Disability Pride Week 2017

Disability Pride Week June 12-17, 2017

Schedule of events:

  • Monday, June 12th: Disability Pride Flag Raising at City Hall at 12pm. View pictures here.
  • Wednesday, June 14th: Decorate a flag for the Disability Pride Parade at Liberty Resources at 11am. Free event with optional $7 lunch benefiting ADAPT. View pictures here.
  • Thursday, June 15th: City Council proclamation for Disability Pride at City Hall at 10am.
  • Friday, June 16th: US showing of Defiant Lives at Prince Theater at 1pm, which is about disability rights activists in the US, UK, and Australia. Tickets are $12 and selling out fast. Purchase them here.
  • Saturday, June 17th: Disability Pride Parade, starting at the US Constitution Center at 10am and marching to City Hall. More info here. View photos on our Facebook page here.

See these announcements in sign language by clicking here.

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June Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, June 20th at 11am until the food is gone! Come to the second floor while supplies last.

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Deaf Outreach YouTube Channel

View our new Deaf Outreach YouTube channel:

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Defiant Lives Screening in the US

Defiant Lives First Public Screening in the US about disability rights activits will be playing at the Prince Theater on Friday, June 16th at 1pm. Tickets are on sale at http://princetheater.org/events/defiant-lives/DEFIANTLIVES-legal poster3final

 

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Press Release for Disability Pride

Disability Pride is coming up on June 17th! Check out the press release and share with your friends, family, and fellow disability rights activists!

 

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New Bus Demo

MCI which manufactures high floor buses and motorcoaches has a newly designed demonstration bus they are bringing to SEPTA tomorrow afternoon (5/31/17) to the front curb of 1234 Market street from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  The main new design in the vehicle is the ADA area and MCI is welcoming all feedback from SEPTA and the ADA community as well.  I apologize for the last minute notification, but I’m hoping you’ll be able to attend and provide us feedback.

 

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ADAPT, LRI, & DIA Protest at Toomey’s

On Friday, Liberty Resources, DIA, & Philly ADAPT, visited Senator Pat Toomey’s (R-Pa) Philadelphia office so we could talk to him about the devastation his AHCA and Medicaid cuts will have on our disabled community.  But as usual, he refused to see us, or even let us in to his office. So instead of talking policy on our healthcare and services as his constituents, we protested and conducted a die-in.  The event was covered on NBC10 and in the Philadelphia Inquirer (featuring our own Tony Brooks).  Here is the coverage.

Check out our Facebook page for pictures from the event.

-Thomas Earle, CEO

Tony at Toomey

 

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Housing for People with Sensory and Mobility Impairments

Click on header to view video of Harry Barnum, Director of Deaf Outreach and Advocacy, announcing available housing units for people with Sensory and Mobility Impairments.

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