The DIA Activist news letter is produced by The Largest Minority, bringing you "the news and views from the community of people with a disability" since 2002. A complete archive of the New DIA Activist is available there.
Disability rights activists won a fight with the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In a settlement agreement approved by a federal judge, the LIRR will install elevators in three stations where they did major renovations but neglected to provide access.
In early August, the New York City disability community came together to highlight the multilayer problems with the largest public transportation system in the country. The pressing issue that triggered the demonstration and press conference was the 12 billion dollar MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
After several decades, Disabled In Action has moved into the 21st century with a new and updated website. Our new site was designed and developed by Brian Whiting Designs in Aurora Colorado. Brian’s services were secured through Taproot+ a foundation that connects consultant’s and skilled professionals with nonprofit organizations like DIA.
Our beautiful, spiritual warrior Frank Lozano passed away. Frank was there with ADAPT from very early on, helping to organize the Atlantis ADAPT office in Dallas during the bus days. From day one he brought his uniqueness and many talents to the movement.
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