Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ADAPT arrestees (including me) must appear in court 5/22!

I was just on a conference call with National Adapt, as most of you who read this blog regularly know, that's the group that gets arrested for committing civil disobedience in opposition to the institutional bias. That's the federal miscue that guarantees nursing home placement if you can’t handle your bodily needs but not home care.

There were 76 arrestees. I've been with ADAPT for 16 years now. They never have requested us to show up in person for our arraignment. I guess this is intimidation tactic #1. Well, it's not going to work on this woman and I don't think it'll work on any of the other women and men I'm so proud to call my sisters and brothers. In case the Capitol police missed it we’re not a bunch that scares easy.

Too many of us have lost people we care about to facilities and are more like jails than the homes they are supposed to represent. As far I'm concerned, they can make me go to court every day and even put me away, but as long as there is breath in my body I will keep fighting to make sure that no person who doesn't want to be there has to go to a nursing home to get services to survive.

But I do have one problem. My court date is in six days and I have no money to get there. It will cost approximately $367 to get there on a train with my assistant. It will cost approximately $200 to stay in a hotel room with other activists. That's almost $600 I don't have.

If you would like to help me out, please message me for my address or you can PayPal me at martina_robinson@hotmail.com. Any extra money I receive will go directly to National AD APT. Thanks for your support and please share this blog post with others. In answer to the obvious question, yes I am planning on doing this again and again and again, for as long as it takes to Free Our People!