Defending Our Freedom is a three-prong national campaign to organize the disability community to:
• Demand that the Obama administration fulfill its duty to aggressively protect the civil rights of disabled Americans and enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act/Olmstead decision;
• File complaints with the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice that document the violation of rights of individuals who have been forced into institutional settings, denied community services, or have had their community services reduced as well as complaints that document the state policies and budget cuts that violate our rights;
• Document the disability community’s efforts to fight back against state cuts so that we can learn from each other’s efforts, rally others to join our fight, and hold public officials accountable when they do not support our freedom.
This site is organized by the national disability rights grassroots community ADAPT. For more information about ADAPT, please visit www.adapt.org. To submit photos (jpegs please!) and stories about your activism, please e-mail ADAPT at email@example.com. Anyone is welcome to submit material. Please limit your submissions to 250 words or less.