If you were inspired last week by the disability activists who sat in Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s office until they were dragged away from their wheelchairs, you’ll want to hear Anita Cameron of ADAPT talk about the deep history, the strategy and the future plans of these protesters. Her website is called Musings of an Angry Black Womyn.
President Trump and the Republican Party are coming closer to the destruction or extreme weakening of the Affordable Health Care Act, which includes ObamaCare & Medi-Cal. California leaders say their success would deny health insurance to between five and ten million people, including many poor people and people who live with disabilities.
Anita Cameron, a veteran activist with ADAPT, talks about the resistance in the disability community to these Republican efforts. She has been involved in social change activism and community organizing for 36 years. In 1986, Cameron joined ADAPT, a national, grassroots disability rights organization. She’s served as a national organizer, strategist and police negotiator and has been arrested a heroic 129 times in the non-violent struggle for justice.
Eddie Ytuarte produced and hosts.