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Rally aims to help Missouri's disabled

Rally aims to help Missouri's disabled

March 10th, 2011 in News

Cheryl Price, left, and Mary Moody talk at the 10th annual Disability Rally on Wednesday.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

After pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, with liberty and justice for all, those present Wednesday in the state Capitol Rotunda raised their voices in peaceful protest.

There is not justice for all, they said. Especially not for those with disabilities.

At the 10th Annual Disability Rights Legislative Day in Jefferson City, advocates, caregivers, people with disabilities and the legislators who support their cause rallied together to ask the Missouri Department of Mental Health to develop a plan for serving people in community-based environments, rather than inefficient, costly institutional settings.