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Arnieville to End After 1 Month
Date Thursday July 22
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
THE ARNIEVILLE SLEEP OUT
strip of Adeline Street at Russell Street
in Berkeley, California
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorJMZ
The Arniewille Sleep Out to demand rights for seniors and disabled who face draconian cuts to In Home Supportive Services has lasted for one month and will end tomorrow (July 22, 2010) with a celebration at 2PM. Please come show your support to these heroic individuals as they pass the torch to the next stage of this struggle.

Also, the end of the sleep out will leave 5 individuals homeless; one who had never been homeless before. The organizers are looking for help and housing for these individuals. Let them know if you can lend a hand!

THE ARNIEVILLE SLEEP OUT
An open-air open-ended protest.

ARNIEVILLE WEBSITE:
http://www.arnieville.org
http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=118834031486532&v=info&ref=ts
ARNIEVILLE TELEPHONE: (510) 684-5866

A TENT CITY PROTEST


We Demand an End to the fear and harassment

of people with disabilities, seniors, caregivers and allies.

Beginning June 22, 2010 and continuing on the median

strip of Adeline Street at Russell Street

in Berkeley, California


An open-air, open-ended protest of the California Governor’s proposed state

budget with its juggernaut of draconian cuts to California’s In-Home

Supportive Services (IHSS), Medi-Cal, and other critical supports for

California's most vulnerable people.


ArnieVille is organized by

CUIDO ~ Communities United in Defense of Olmstead


Eleven years ago the Supreme Court ruled that the unnecessary segregation of

individuals with disabilities in institutions constitutes discrimination based on

disability (Olmstead v. L.C.). California’s programs supporting elderly and

disabled persons including those with mental and intellectual disabilities, are

models for the entire country. But these programs, including Medi-Cal, are
being dismantled before our horrified eyes.


Consider California's IHSS program. This exceptional program pays caregivers to

help elderly and disabled persons in their homes rather than subsidizing nursing

home care, which is five times more expensive. Governor Arnold

Schwarzenegger has proposed cutting IHSS funding by up to 40%. Currently,

490,000 disabled and elderly people receive IHSS services; if these cuts are

approved, tens of thousands of us will end up in nursing homes, emergency

rooms, homeless, or dead.

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Read Jean Stewart's statement at the ArnieVille press conference on June 24,

2010. Click on
Press Statement
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