The Texas Legislature is back in town and ADAPT is back at the Capitol to educate them on many disability issues and perspectives. This is a participatory event that lasts 180 days. And ADAPT wants you there!
Aside from the budget, which is super tight this time around, thanks to legislators dedicating large amounts of the state’s revenues to Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT), ADAPT is focusing on $13 an hour min. wages for community attendants; increases and improvements to community based services for people with disabilities; making sure TNCs (like Uber, Lyft, etc.) don’t discriminate against us; accessible, affordable, INTEGRATED housing (with no services required); and a host of other issues that will likely come up. Also TX DOT is under Sunset Review and ADAPT wants to be sure they serve persons with disabilities in their future efforts, especially since they are being given so much dough ray me.
Visits, testimony at hearings, guerilla theater, the sky and our imagination are the limits.
Come join us. We believe the grassroots must be heard. You know more about all this than you think you do, and you can learn even more. We meet at the Capitol Cafeteria (inside the Capitol on the E-1 level) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 am and you can just drop by and join us; but don’t be late — we move out for action pretty darn quick!