, ,

Recent Events And Pictures

Bob speaks at the Franklin County Consortium for Good Government Candidate Forum October 10 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna.

Bob hangs out with Democratic Congressional Candidate (12th district) Jim Reece

Bob discusses disability issues with Bob Thurman of the Ohio Rehabilitative Services Commission

, , ,

Election Assessment Committee Houston 2005

Bob Fitrakis testifies with Richard Hayes Phillips and the late Bill Moss before the Election Assessment Committee in Houston in 2005. The testimony was submitted to the Carter-Baker Commission which was looking at improving U.S. elections.

, , , ,

National Disabilities Forum Columbus Protest


Bob and members of the Franklin County Green Party protest that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was left out of the National Disabilities Forum in Columbus. The Green Party position on disabilities is:
Rights of the Disabled
We support the full enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act to enable all people with disabilities to achieve independence and function at the highest possible level. Government should work to ensure that children with disabilities are provided with the same educational opportunities as those without disabilities.
The physically and mentally challenged are people who are differently abled from the majority, but who are nevertheless able to live independently. The mentally ill are people with serious mental problems who often need social support networks. Physically and mentally challenged people have the right to live independently in their communities. The mentally ill also have the right to live independently, circumscribed only by the limitations of their illness. These people are their own best advocates in securing their rights and for living in the social and economic mainstream.
Current Medicaid policy forces many challenged people to live in costly state-funded institutions. Excluding these people from society alienates them; excluding them from the work force denies them the chance to use their potentials.
The diminishing funds available to provide care for the growing number of the mentally ill often result in their homelessness, vagrancy and dependence on short-term crisis facilities. Lack of funding also increases the necessity of placing them in long-term, locked facilities.
The Green Party urges the government to:
a. Increase rehabilitation funding so that persons with disabilities can pursue education and training to reach their highest potential. The differently abled should participate fully in the allocation decisions of state rehabilitation departments’ funds.
b. Aggressively implement the Americans with Disabilities Act.
c. Fund in-home support services to allow the differently abled to hire personal care attendants while remaining at home.
d. Allocate adequate funding to support community-based programs that provide out-patient medical services, case management services and counseling programs. We should provide a residential setting within the community for those who do not need institutional care but who are unable to live independently.
e. Make it easier for the chronically mentally ill to apply for and receive Supplemental Security Income.
f. Mainstream the differently abled. Increase the training of teachers in regards to the needs of differently abled students.
g. Discourage stereotyping of the mentally and physically challenged by the entertainment industry and the media.
h. Fund programs to increase public sensitivity to the needs of the mentally ill and differently abled.

, , ,

What about this Republican convention?? Call In

What about this Republican convention?? Listen and call-in to Bob Fitrakis on Fight Back – Saturday, Sept. 1 from 11am-12noon.
WVKO 1580AM or www.wvko1580.com/listen
1-614-821-1580
Tom Over will call in – news from the protest outside the convention in Tampa.

, ,

Wisconsin: The Theft of the Recall Bob Fitrakis interviewed by Jim Fetzer

, , ,

Podcast: Bob Fitrakis and his Libertarian Party opponent for Congress: Richard Ehrbar

Listen and call-in to Bob’s WVKO 1580AM radio show

Saturday, August 11 between 11am-12noon
Listen at 1580AM or on the internet at wvko1580.com
CALL – 614-821-1580

It’s a back yard cookout and more!
Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Saturday, August 11, 2012
6:30pm-midnight
1021 E. Broad St. (backyard, parking in rear or on street)
This Saturday we will have another backyard cookout with vegan and non-vegan food. We’ll have music, food, drink, a Hiroshima-Nagasaki display, and socializing with progressive friends. See you there!
truth@freepress.org, 253-2571

Bob Fitrakis’ radio show Podcast with Libertarian candidate Richard Ehrbar

Bob Fitrakis on “Fight Back”: Libertarian candidate r talks with Bob about local and national politics

Listen and call in this Wednesday, August 1
7 – 8 PM eastern time.
Call 877-932-9766

*************************

Here’s how to call in to the LIVE INTERNET radio show:

(on your computer – not on your broadcast radio dial)

On Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm

Go to: http://talktainmentradio.com

Click on “Listen Live”

Call 877-932-9766

All shows rebroadcast on WCRSFM community radio 98.3/102.1 Wednesdays at 8pm

, ,

Bob Fitrakis on “Fight Back”: Nick Mottern and the Know Drones Tour

Bob Fitrakis on “Fight Back”: Nick Mottern and the Know Drones Tour
Bob and Nick Mottern discuss drones used by the military and potential use domestically by urban police.
Listen and call in this Wednesday, July 11
7 – 8 PM
Call 877-932-9766
*************************
Here’s how to call in to the LIVE INTERNET radio show:
(on your computer – not on your broadcast radio dial)
On Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm
Go to: http://talktainmentradio.com
Click on “Listen Live”
Call 877-932-9766

All shows rebroadcast on WCRSFM community radio 98.3/102.1 Wednesdays at 8pm