Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) recently denied Representative Jimmy Anderson’s (D-Fitchburg) request to phone in to committee meetings. Rep. Anderson, who is paralyzed from the chest down, argues that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires the State Legislature to provide accommodations.
The situation has sparked a broader conversation about disability rights, which is the focus of today’s show. Ali spends the hour with Rep. Anderson to hear his story and reflect on what it says about discrimination and the fight for equal rights and access in America right now.
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