Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Disability Advocates Press Both Parties for More Housing

ADAPT, a national disability advocacy organization, set up a tent at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and sent volunteers to Sen. MCain's headquarters and the Democratic National Committee to deliver their proposed platform for affordable, accessible housing.

According to Barb Toomer of the Utah chapter of ADAPT, "The DNC was cordial, and accepted our housing platform, and invitation to visit 'DUH City,' which is HUD spelled backwards. HUD told us they had no authority to make decisions....Sen. John McCain's campaign staff not only refused to even look at our housing platform, they had eleven of us arrested." Read more.
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