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USA: Disability group in court to fight for independent living

Posted 25/6-10 at 21.10

Disability Rights California (DRC) was in the Circuit Court of Appeals on June 15th to argue why the state should not make cuts to independent living support. Outside the court dozens of disabled and elderly people demonstrated in support of DRC.

This is part of the ongoing battle reported above. In October, a Federal Judge granted DRC an injunction stopping the cuts. The latest hearing was to consider the state government's appeal against that decision. The final outcome may not be known for some months.


Editorial comment: A recording of the hearing and a report from a disabled person at the demonstration offer excellent insights into why funding independent living makes financial sense and is, more importantly, a key element to people realising their human rights.




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