WaterAndLife.org . Santa Monica: Jerry Rubin's Disabilities Commission Notice
Progress has been made, but....

Santa Monica still does not have a
Disabilities Commission
You are needed again to speak out and help!
Monday December 3, 2001 6:30 PM
Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium
1343 6th St. (at Santa Monica Blvd.)
During a PUBLIC HEARING of the
S.M. Disability Community Accessibility Committee (DCAC)

Let the DCAC know that you are adding your supportive voice (or reiteratinig your previously voiced support) for the
establishment of an ONGOING, LONG OVERDUE Santa Monica City advisory Commission on Disabilities.

A S.M. City — appointed, 17 member Disability Task Force worked extensively for four months (Nov., 2000 till Feb., 2001) and stated that the City’s highest priority should be the establishment of a Disabilities Commission.

A survey by the Santa Monica Mirror showed that the establishment of a Disabilities Commission in Santa Monica is supported more than two to one.

Please see reverse side for a list of the many Disabilities Commission endorsers including:
Elected officials, neighborhood groups, community and health organizations, religious leaders, disability
rights workers, concerned individuals, businesses and educators as well as our own long-time established S.M.
City hard working Commissions and other neighboring City’s Commissions on Disabilities.

Thank you for your dedication, kindness, help and support!

Coalition for a Santa Monica Disabilities Commission (310) 399 1000 or (310) 899 3888

November/December 2001

Since March 26, 2000, the Coalition for a Santa Monica Disabilities Commission has been working enthusiastically and passionately for the creation of an advisory Commission on Disabilities to promote education and awareness as well as improve networking, coordination and participation in disability-related issues. Below is a list of some of the groups and individuals who offered their timely endorsement. We thank everyone deeply! Endorsement letters may still be sent to the Coalition at: CSMDC, 1144 5"' Street, Suite 309, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Coalition Info: (310) 899-3888.
Sheila Kuehi, California State Senate
Tom Hayden, Activist; Former California State Legislator
Henry Waxman, U.S. Congressional Rep.
Fran Pavicy, California State Assembly
Wally Knox, Former Member, California State Assembly
Steve Cooley, L.A. County District Attorney
Gil Garcetti, Former L.A. County District Attorney
Zev Yaroslavsky, Member. L.A. County Board of Supervisors
Nat Trives, Former Santa Monica Mayor
Dennis Zane, Former Santa Monica Mayor
Judy Abdo. Former Santa Monica Mayor
California Governor's Committee on Disability
Santa Monica Commission on Older Americans
Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women
Santa Monica Social Services Commission
Santa Monica Housing Commission
Santa Monica Arts Commission
Santa Monica Environmental Task Force
Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation
Santa Monica Library Board
Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education
S.M.M.U.S.D. Special Education District Advisory Committee
Santa Monica College District Board of Trustees
Edward Gonzalez, S.M.C. Student Trustee
Patricia Hoffman. Former Pres., S.M. Board of Education
Santa Monica-Malibu Council of P.T.A.s
Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation
Santa Monica-Malibu Classroom Teachers Association
Sandi Burnett. Compliance Officer, Santa Monica College
Mary Cancilla, Lead Interpreter, S.M.C. Disabled Student Center
Donna Tucker, Life Signs Sign Language Interpreter (GLAD)
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Merchants Association
Police Activities League (Santa Monica)
A.A.R.P. (Santa Monica Chapter)
Dept. of Rehabilitation (Santa Monica Branch)
California Federal Bank
Reverend Sandie Richards, Church in Ocean Park
Reverend Hartshorn Murphy, St. Augustine By-the-Sea
Rabbi Erwin Ruch
Westside Center for Independent Living
Calif. Found, for Independent Living Centers
Western Law Center for Disability Rights
Step Up on Second Street
Karen Kranz, Founder, Traumatic Brain Injury Social Network
Pico Neighborhood Association
Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition
Santa Monicans for Renters Rights
Santa Monicans Allied for Responsible Tourism
Santa Monica Democratic Club
Gray Panthers (Santa Monica)
Ocean Park Community Organization
Mid-City Neighbors
Friends of Sunset Park
Neighborhood for a Safer Santa Monica
Midnight Special Bookstore
Art One Gallery
Sea and Silver Jewelry
The Boathouse
Kindred Souls
Neighborhood Project
Alliance for Survival
Gail Suber, Paralegal and Owner of Word Wise
Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Howard Jacobs, Caistar
Kyra Sweeney, Student, John Muir Elementary School
Harold Benjamin, Founder, The Wellness Community
Chet Cooper, Editor and Publisher, "Ability Magazine"
Carol Snider, Community Activist for the Terminally Ill and Homeless
Ron Kovic, Paraplegic Veteran, Author of "Born on the Fourth of July"
Ted Hayes, Homeless Activist
Marissa Rubin. Registered Art Therapist, U.C.L.A. Neuropsychiatric Hospital
William J. Wolfe, M.D.
Jean LaCour. Dr. P.H., Dept. of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles
Alexandra Paul, Actress/Activist
Max Gail, Actor
Casey Kasem, Broadcaster
Art Metrano, Performer
Natasha Alexandrovna, Performer/Talk Show Host
Kim Hudson, M.S.W., Psychosocial Services Coordinator, Center for the Partially Sighted
Ability First
Arthritis Foundation
California Telephone Equipment Loan Program and California Relay Service
Liberty Hill Foundation
Westside Regional Center
Saint John's Medical Center
Burbank Advisory Council on Disabilities
Long Beach Commission on Disabilities
Culver City Disability Advisory Committee
Camille Jones, Culver City Disability Services Specialist
Pasadena Accessibility and Disability Commission
West Hollywood Disabilities Advisory Board
City of Los Angeles Commission on Disability
Los Angeles County Comm. on Disabilities

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