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CO-Sen: Activists Crash Gardner's (R) Party Demanding Action On Disabilities Civil Rights Bill

Tis the season:

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner had a few unexpected guests at his annual Christmas party Friday evening at the Brown Palace Hotel.

In addition to the usual gathering of elected officials and Republican party volunteers, several disability rights activists with the group Atlantis ADAPT joined the festivities.

The group wanted Gardner to grant them a meeting to discuss his reason for being the only member of the Colorado congressional delegation who has not yet signed on to the Disability Integration Act (S. 910).

The bipartisan civil rights bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D- New York) and U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). As of August the bill has 24 Senate and 114 House co-sponsors. It would protect the rights of disabled people who require Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to live and receive services in their own homes, rather than being forced into institutions.

If you live in Colorado, be sure to put pressure on Gardner to support the Disability Integration Act (S. 190). Below are Gardner’s office numbers and locations:

354 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5941 
Fax:  (202) 224-6524

503 N. Main Street, Suite 426
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 543-1324

102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 930
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone:(719) 632-6706 

721 19th Street, Suite 150
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 391-5777

400 Rood Avenue, Federal Bldg., Suite 220
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 245-9553

801 8th Street, Suite 140A
Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: (970) 352-5546

2001 S. Shields Street, Building H, Suite 104
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 484-3502

529 North Albany Street, Suite 1220
Yuma, CO 80759
Phone: (970) 848-3095

329 S. Camino Del Rio, Suite I
Durango, CO 81303
Phone: (970) 259-1231