During March of 2016, Disability Awareness Month, I was brought face-to-face with a child whose life will never be easy. I refuse, however, to dishonor his story and my story and the other stories of those with disabilities by cleaning up the jagged edges of our stories with a litany of "but" "but" "but."
Do not be silent. Do not be complacent. Do not continue to live with police misconduct and violence as somehow acceptable. We are not anti-police; we are anti-police-brutality. And today we challenge Congress to follow in the president's footsteps and take legislative action to protect us, the citizens.