Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Visiting the AMA This Sunday: Come With Us!

Dear all, especially if you live anywhere near Chicago,

This Sunday, our coalition is going to go to the Hilton where the AMA is having its annual meeting. We plan to flier the AMA outside and see how they respond as we ask for them to set up a Disability Advisory Committee. We encourage anyone who is interested to come. This will be a peaceful educational event to test the waters and make our people available to answer any questions on disability that AMA members may have. Please please please come if you are available. So many of you are terrific advocates. We encourage doctors to come talk to us Sunday too.

For those of you who live out of the area, please alert any of your Chicago area allies to this event. I have pasted the text of the flier below.

See you Sunday! Come be with us, in solidarity. We need ya!

PS: There are popsicles involved....

*******This weekend, the American Medical Association is in town at the Chicago Hilton! Hundreds of doctors are meeting to conduct AMA business. Let’s go tell them why they need to hear from people with disabilities!

It’s People with Disabilities Power Time!
Join FRIDA, ADAPT and Not Dead Yet in our AMA Rally!

Where: Chicago Hilton, 720 S. Michigan (meet us at the corner of Michigan and Balbo)

When: Sunday, June 24, 2007

Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

What We Want: We want to ask the AMA to form a Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). We need to educate AMA members and the public about why we need a DAC and ask them to partner with us to set one up.

Don’t forget to bring: water, sunscreen, a hat, snacks. It will be warm, so make sure to stay hydrated and energized. We will provide some POPSICLES and there is shade under the trees across the street from the Hilton.

Questions? E-mail Amber at ambity@aol.com.