Wednesday, April 7, 2010


This is from my friend and fellow interpreter. He has put out this call to action to help fight Disablism in Portland. If you know me, you know I don't forward this type of thing on very often - but this one needs to be addressed.

Today, we got a $720 parking ticket for parking in a Disabled spot, even with my placard, because the "placard numbers did not match the license plate." I was carpooling with my intern. The same thing happened to another friend today, so obviously, there is some new policy, or some sort of "crack down". This practice means that Disabled people who need those spots cannot borrow cars, rent cars, or carpool. Please call or email the mayor's office and object to this blatant discrimination. (503) 823-4120. Ask for the Public Advocate, or email at