Protesters in Wheelchairs Dragged Out of the Capitol


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA} was signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, a Republican. At that time, there were still some Republicans with empathy, kindness, and courage – at least sometimes. That is all gone now.

In their ongoing and determined attempts to destroy America, the Republicans are attempting to gut the ADA to please business interests.

The current GOP is so unrelentingly evil that if they have their way they will also gut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Last night, protesters from National Adapt were camped outside the Rules Committee room in the Capitol. U.S. Capitol police arrested some of them and also threatened reporters with arrest if they filmed the proceedings.

Some did anyway:

One of the exchanges between protesters and Capitol Police went like this:


Some interesting articles here:

Don’t Let Congress Gut the Americans with Disabilities Act – The Nation
Rolling back the civil rights of the disabled harms us all – The Hill
House Republicans want to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act – ThinkProgress


Important Special Elections This Week!


Very important special elections this week are being held in Minnesota, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Florida! Get out and vote!,_2018

Special Elections May Test Anti-Trump Winds

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ICEstapo Detains Superstorm Sandy Hero

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detained Indonesian immigrants while they dropped off their children at school.

One of the immigrants was a hero during the Superstorm Sandy cleanup in 2012. He helped rebuild over 200 homes after that natural disaster:

The immigrants took sanctuary in a Highland Park, New Jersey church. That night, their homes were vandalized. Coincidence?

The Governor and Attorney General of New Jersey are working on the case.

Update: They are avoiding deportation for now:


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