We cannot continue to do nothing about gun violence

I don’t know all the answers for preventing gun violence. I do know some things will save lives, and there is no reason not to do them. I say this as a gun owner and supporter of the 2nd Amendment. People should be allowed to own weapons for recreation and personal safety. And while mass […]

Raising informed voters with disability pride

Vote as if your life depends on it, because it does Justin Dart, Jr. As a woman with multiple disabilities ,whose life is dependent on the budgetary whims of state legislators, and funding of community based attendant services, I learned how true Dart’s statement is when I was in my early 20s. I know my […]

Why I am voting no on Amendment 68

I almost universally support increased funding for public schools. I support bond issues, local tax increases, referendums, and citizen initiatives that increase school funding. Public schools are critical to educating children with disabilities in the most integrated setting possible.* They are critical to transmitting our local traditions, culture, and values. Despite this history, I am […]

Please don’t bomb Syria

Dear Senators Udall and Bennett, I am writing to ask you to vote against President Obama’s request to use air or missile strikes in Syria. While the use of chemical weapons is abhorrent, inserting ourselves into this conflict will not help the situation.  There are no winners in the Syria civil war.  Assad is bad, […]

Coming Full Circle — Part Two

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom on Washington, D.C.  During my family’s Summer Southern History Road Trip, my family visited a number of Dr. Martin Luther King historical sites.  We visited Atlanta, Montgomery and Birmingham.  We also visited Memphis, Tennessee and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine […]