It can’t just be making it a federal holiday. We need a federal holiday + early voting to ensure that it doesn’t make it HARDER for seniors, disabled folks, and low-income go voters to get to the polls. /thread
When i started doing more advocacy work i would go see the Congressman & his team. He knew me by my married name. When i told him my maiden name was “Hare” he laughed & then smiled at my interracial/interspacial family and saying “Judge never saw that did he?” And i said no
And he replied “that’s the arc. That’s justice. Judge Hare’s granddaughter is a civil rights leader.” I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud.
Putting it out there. In the next election cycle i want to see #disability orgs invited by non disability orgs on town halls focused on education, healthcare, environment. We are here (& 20% of your members) even if sometimes you want to forget about us. #CripTheVote
Dwarf-Tossing is a #hatecrime. I've had people stop me on the street & try to pick me up, threaten "tossing the midget" if I didn't smile/laugh at their hate speech or pose for a photo they're taking AGAINST my consent. @maziehirono pls ask her about this. motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
I realize a lot of folks don't realize what I experience on a daily basis. There is NOWHERE I go that I'm not constantly attune to my safety needs as a little person #DwarfTossingIsAHateCrime
When I worked at the White House, Secret Service were amazing at making sure people didn't grab me, take photos of me against my consent, or harass me when walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. #DwarfTossingIsAHateCrime