Inclusion Daily Express
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
  Bravo, Illinois advocates!
Inclusion Daily Express

Kudos to Equip for Equality, UCP of Illinois, and other community advocates in Illinois!

Your persistence and clarity in pushing the message that reopening Lincoln Developmental Center would be discriminatory, illegal, and downright wrong has apparently paid off: Gov. Blagojevich has said publicly that he has been hearing from opponents of the plan and he now realizes that it might have been a mistake for him to promise to do so during his election campaign.

My People First friends say we have three jobs to do: Educate. Educate. Educate.

Congratulations on your educational and advocacy efforts!

Of course, as we knew all along, opening LDC was merely about jobs and votes with little consideration given to the people with developmental disabilities who would be housed there.

It looks like you still have a tough row to hoe and more educating to do, however, since a major candidate running against Blagojevich is now making the same promise he made three years ago.

Oy, vey. When will they ever learn?

Dave Reynolds, Editor
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