Tuesday, July 20, 2010

When Politics and Disability Laws Collide

Protests against U.S. President George W. Bush...Image via Wikipedia

Here's a question: Do you think that disability laws and political activism are compatible?

Apparently a new Disability Power and Pride Political Action Committee has been formed. Here is an article on the topic from Disability Scoop. Here is the group's website.

We know that all laws are written by legislative bodies and that money is the mother's milk of politics. Should disability advocates organize and raise funds for candidates? The U S Supreme Court has recently ruled that throwing huge amounts at politicians is both protected free speech and and a necessary ingredient in apple pie.

IDEA and NCLB will both be reauthorized, maybe soon. What do you think? Should those who have opinions about changes to be made in the law organize? What about raising money for those who support their changes?

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