By Anja Herrman
Hello! On day one of the daily summaries log, today adapt participated in the adapt fun run for disability rights 2019. The run was held as a fundraiser for a gap in our spring 2019 national action. The activist were eager to move to show their support for disability rights.
Today on May 19th 2019 the National ADAPT Association held it’s 14th annual Fun Run for Disability Rights in Washington D. C. at the upper “D” Park and it was fantastic. We had 154 people show up today to walk and roll around the park to raise funds for the different chapters of ADAPT which work hard to fight for the rights of all disabled individuals across the world. People enjoyed the 80+ degree heat while walking and rolling around the park and enjoying listening to the music.
By Liam Dougherty
Today we had our first meeting at 8am. We discussed general advocacy issues, with specific attention to the Disability Integration Act, legislation that would make community integration a human right for people with disabilities. Bruce Darling led the discussion, saying “some people say lawmakers should hear your footsteps if you want to influence policy- I say let them hear your squeaky wheels”. Next media team met to give out roles and assign hashtags for the action. We lined up around noon and marched to Upper D Park – Area 14 – “C” St. SW and South Capitol St., where we did our Fun Run fundraiser. It was very hot and sunny but a lot of fun. We made sure to stay hydrated. We then came back for an energetic and rousing group meeting. I am excited for this week with ADAPT.