Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Today we look at grassroots advocacy and what can happen when - as Margaret Mead said and fictional President Bartlett borrowed- a small group of people become committed to change.
Over the past year and a half this project has taken on a life of it's own. Documenting the progress and momentum created by advocates and legislators in Maryland has been incredibly rewarding. The search for answers has taken the place of accountability working toward addressing the lack of training our civil servants receive on how to interact with people with disabilities.
It seems like we, as Americans, like to evoke our civil rights and point out the violations, but in all honesty most Americans only feel like those rights apply to themselves and not our neighbors with disability. Now is the time to include and make the necessary accommodations to make sure we and those with disabilities are safe and have access to the same amenities as everyone.