It is time some folks learned a bit of common courtesy. Touching a wheelchair without permission, or worse, pushing someone's wheelchair unexpectedly, is the same as literally just shoving an able-bodied person. It is not a matter of owing it to some stranger to be “grateful” for treating me like a child who needs rescuing from myself. ASK someone if they want help, just like you would for someone not in a wheelchair. Then, respect their answer. Wheelchair users are regular people deserving of regular courtesies. We are out and about because we can be — not because we are hoping for a would-be hero. An adult wheelchair user is an adult first. Treat us as adults.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James are suing the federal government because the Department of Homeland Security banned New Yorkers from the Trusted Traveler Program. This ban occurred after Cuomo signed the Green Light Law which allows undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses in New York State. Which should be removed?
Poll Ends 02-18-20