Friday, September 17, 2010

Community Voices

Listen 29 min
Do candidates running for state offices have a disability rights agenda or awareness?
We polled candidates for governor. The Peace and Freedom Party and Libertarian Party responded.

People in substance abuse programs showed up in numbers at Wednesday's large protest of the California budget proposals.
Photo: 28 people holding 18 boxes of letters inside the state capital building.
They brought the 4,000 letters defending the Drug Medi-Cal program, the result of a massive street mobilization by addicts from the Oasis Community Clinic in Oakland. Sacramento addicts also joined the protest.

Are you a danger to people with disabilities when you are driving? Check your habits here.

And, the ongoing mobilization against P.G. & E.'s so-called Smart Meters shuts down a warehouse in Santa Cruz County.

Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby host.

Photo: Gathering signatures for drug treatment programs. Three women on street corner.


  1. Friends, I did not take part in your poll as I never know about it. I am the Peace and Freedom Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor. However, I, and Debra Reiger our candidate for State Treasurer, were at the protest last Wednesday, as was Carlos Alvarez. About 100 of us went inside and gathered at the rotunda where we sang songs. It was declared an illegal assembly so we marched to the Governor's office and left black roses at his doorway. The drug abuse folks then delivered some 10,000 letters to the mail room. This followed another demostration on August 18, where 22 people, eight in wheelchairs, were arrested. I was one of the 22.

  2. Hi C.T.,
    I remember you well. Like me, you blocked a street, put up with the army of police and stayed to get arrested on Aug. 22nd.

    You should get a questionnaire from us soon-- we've decided to add the candidates for Lt. Gov and Sec. of Treasury to our poll.

    What do you recommend for people who are rightfully worried about Meg Whitmen? What's her running mate like?