Note: the film may stop at 9:59 so hit the pause button to stop and go it will move on to pictures at the end.
Today, April 26, 2010, history is made when the deaf group took action with attorneys to sue Missouri Department of Mental Health. More can be seen in this video. There are some pictures of activities leading up to the press conference. Several news services showed up. Channel 5 (NBC) came. Robert Patrick from St. Louis Post Dispatch was present for questioning. You can see him questioning Ella Eakins, MoAD President. A reporter, Angela Riley from Daily Record (lawyers newspaper in St. Louis) and radio stations. A reporter from KMOX (CBS) came, too. I did not get all the names as I was focused on videorecording the historical moments at Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse.
*Upplause* For Missouri Association of the Deaf, the 13 plaintiffs, and many deaf Missourians! Pah! Pah! Pah! Many people who have suffered through the last 30 years are now glad and relieved. We are happy that action is being done!
We all root and move on for deaf advocacy and continue the progress to improve the lives of deaf community!