March 15, 2001
RE: ADVOCACY PACKET for the April 17th Leave Out for Equal Justice
To All Participants, Co-Sponsors, and Allies:
Thank you for your interest in the April 17th nationwide Leave Out for Equal Justice, sponsored by the National Disabled Students Union (NDSU). With a little over 4 weeks until the protest, preparations are currently in full swing to ensure a coordinated, organized, and successful action that will deliver a powerful message to the Supreme Court of the United States that any elevation of “states’ rights” over civil rights in this country will not be tolerated.
Phase 1 of the protest preparations involves the widespread dissemination of the documents in the enclosed Advocacy Packet. This Advocacy Packet includes:
targeted flyer announcing the April 17th Leave Out
specifically geared to your particular constituency.
There are four targeted flyers available: 1) for students, 2) for parents of youth with disabilities, 3) for the disability community in general, and 4) for our natural allies. If you would like any of these flyers (in addition to the one you received in this packet), please feel free to ask and we will be more than happy to send them out right away.
A sheet with ideas for leave-out organizers
A sheet describing the meaning of the NDSU symbol – THE BRAID
A description of NDSU and our formal Mission Statement
5. A copy of the invitation to join the NDSU listserv
In approximately a week and a half, we will distribute a Media Packet that will include step-by-step strategies for working with the media, sample materials
you can modify as appropriate for your local media outlets, and other related
materials. This packet will also include a national petition, as well as a model state petition, for distribution in your particular state.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Sarah Triano at 773-463-4776 (V or Relay) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the NDSU Leadership Team
Co-Sponsors for this Event Include:
Access Living of Chicago, IL
ADAPT LA (ADAPT of So. California)
Alliance for Disability and Students of the University of Montana (ADSUM)
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Psychological Association Graduate Students (APAGS)
Chapman University Organization for
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in IL
Disability Advocacy & Awareness
Disability Advocates of Minorities Organization
Disabled Students Union at the University of California, Berkeley (DSU)
Disabled Students Union at the University of Illinois at Chicago (DSU)
IMPACT, Inc. of Alton, IL
Justice for All
Kids as Self-Advocates
Lake County Center for Independent Living
MCS: Health and Environment
Monroe County Women's Disability Network
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
National Council on Independent Living
National Strike One
Not Dead Yet
On A Roll Radio
PhD Program in Disability Studies at UIC
Progress Center for Independent Living of Forest Park, IL
Suburban Access Squad
The Associated Blind, Inc.
The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco
UIC Circle Greens
UIC College Democrats
UIC Department of Disability and Human Development