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in Washington D.C. this week!!! Stay tuned to this page for updates,
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THURSDAY Sept. 14, 2006
INVADES HUD!!! Round 2!!
set their sights on the Department of Housing and Urban
Alphonso Jackson, secretary of HUD promised to set up every person in
every state who
came out of a
nursing home with a housing voucher. So, because he DID NOT DO THAT, we
to pay Mr.
Jackson a visit to ask why he didn't keep his promise. And when we got
there, we were
greeted by security and ADAPT leadership was invited inside for an
Then, about 2
hours later, the assistant secretary of HUD came down to announce the
good news that
follow through with making sure our brothers and sisters got the
vouchers they deserved!
while we were at the ADAPT gathering, in Indiana news some people
met in Indianapolis
in an unofficial meeting to pat each other on the back for showing up
and who gets to say what at said meeting. Those in attendance for the
meeting were unavailable for comment but you'll be able to watch
within the next few days in our comedy section.
So what's next
for Indiana ADAPT? Tomorrow we met with Senator Lugar and our good
Pete Visclosky to thank them for their support of "Money Follows the
WEDNESDAY Sept. 13, 2006
Off to the Hilton we go!! ADAPT invaded the Hilton Capitol's lobby today
in search of securing
a meeting with yet another target. Hilton staff seemed a little more
shaken up than other places we
have gone in the past. I walked outside to use my phone and when I
attempted to come back in
with the rest of my crew, an official looking woman with a walkie
talkie, surrounded by security
said to me "Hello, sir. Are you a guest here?" Then, as I looked down at
my bright red ADAPT
INDIANA shirt and my big canary yellow ADAPT stickers on my pants, my
obvious answer was,
of course, "Um.....no." Check out pictures and videos below.
from today are below!
TUESDAY Sept. 12,
Day TWO!! Well, today we paid a visit to the conference that all the
heads of the Public Housing
throughout the country were having at the Hyatt Regency. The day started
in typical ADAPT form
with marching to our destination chanting "Free Our People!" Then, after
about 30 minutes of marching
we found ourselves going down a very large, very dark entryway. Almost
like a parking garage. Then
we realized that it WAS a parking garage. It seemed that we had a very
convenient, very well planned
secret entrance into the Hyatt. We took the narrow underground pathway
all the way to the lobby of
the building and began to make our demands known! Click the pictures
below to download clips from
the first part of the day. The videos are closed captioned. (It's just
chanting.) Windows Media Format.
Also today in Affordable Housing news, Washington state had their
Affordable Housing Conference
this week in Bellevue. A quick search on the web for information about
this conference turned up this
nugget of terribly ironic symbolism.
click here. I guess those who wanted to attend better get in
Just like the people who want the same affordable housing for which this
conference is about!
from today are below!