Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hundreds Flood Missouri Capitol in Support of Disability Rights

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — People lined the staircases and the upper galleries; in the rotunda, every seat was filled.
Advocates arrived en masse at the Capitol building Wednesday for a rally in support of legislation that will expand the rights given to Missouri's citizens with disabilities.
Among those speaking at the rally were Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and Speaker of the House Rep. Steve Tilley, R-Perryville.
They spoke amid cheers and chants from a crowd calling for the extension of their civil rights, the end to institutionalization and the appropriation of funds for disability services.

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