Friday, June 12, 2009

Rally on the Hill

Another week has passed and the office is as busy as ever. On Monday the National Council of Independent Living or NCIL held a rally outside of the capital building to promote the Community Choice Act. The Community Choice Act is a bill that is part of a larger movement to reform this counties health care system. It will give options for long term in a home setting instead of a nursing home. The Rally it self featured several speaks including Andy. The speakers would sometimes prompt chants. They are as follows:

Speaker: “WHAT DO WE WHAT”

Crowd: “FREEDOM”


Crowd: “NOW”

This rally was about raising awareness regarding an “Institutional Bias” in the current long term health care policy. This was the first event of its kind I had ever been to.

As for the database there is still a lot of data to be entered. It will occupy much of my time for the foreseeable future.

Next Week I will be attending the MEAF lunch event and the AAPD board meetings. I hope to see some of you there. Have a great weak end and have fun.


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