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Members of the national disability rights group ADAPT are outside the home of FDA Director Scott Gottlieb demanding that he release the regulations that would immediately end the use of an electric shock device to control disabled children and adults at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts. The FDA wrote the regulations to stop this in 2016, but has delayed them.This disability rights action started on March 9, 2018. Activists, most of them wheelchair users are weathering freezing temperatures at night time.

They are committed to helping the disabled children and adults who are confined at the Judge Rotenberg Center. The activists are planning on staying at the location for however many days it takes and not leaving until the FDA releases the rules to ban the shock torture device. Many of the activists traveled to Washington DC from all over the nation using a one way ticket.  Your donation will go towards purchases of food and lodging and help them get back home when we win our fight.

One of the activists Jordan Sibayan would like to appreciate your support of the cause. Contributions of $20 and up will be eligible for a signed 8 x 10 copy of one of the four art pieces (see above). The art piece will be signed by the artist Jordan Sibayan and by other members of the ADAPT Collective on site. If you would like a copy and contributed $20 or more, please email jordansibayan@yahoo.com to have your copy mailed to you. Please distinguish which one you would like or if you would like a random one.

Please help us to stop the torture and stop the shock at Judge Rotenberg Center!

Marilee Adamski-Smith
National ADAPT Media Chair

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Update on ADAPT's recent activies:

The ADAPTers who have been camping out to #StopTheShock were told yesterday that they had 24 hours to vacate the campsite.

When this happened, everyone went into an escalation mode, packed up camp, and trekked out to the FDA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and basically occupied the FDA.

Homeland Security had a very interesting evening. ADAPT was successfully being a giant pain in the ass demanding to talk to Scott Gottlieb. After 3 hours of continuous chanting ADAPT realized that Homeland Security wasn't going to do anything ADAPT decided to go outside of the FDA chanting we are ADAPT we will be back. Once ADAPT was outside the FDA locked their doors using handcuffs (ironically, ADAPT loves handcuffs!!).

Everyone then went to block the intersection outside of the FDA in the sleet and snow. At about 3am 11 ADAPTers were arrested. They were released and now everyone is resting and recharging at a hotel.

Please keep watching for new developments. The ADAPT community is so very proud of the ADAPT folks that stayed outside in the pouring rain/sleet/snow last night. You all are amazing warriors!!! We also want to thank everyone who was working hard to get the word out via media. Please donate, and support ADAPT.

This has been a huge effort and we won't stop until we FREE OUR PEOPLE!

#ADAPTandRESIST #StopTheShock
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The Power of ADAPT: Resolute in the Most Difficult Circumstances - ADAPT enters the 5th day of its vigil outside FDA Director Scott Gottlieb’s home, what is becoming evident is that the disability rights organizations greatest strength is its membership.

The ADAPTers vow to keep fighting for as long as it takes. “He is kidding himself if he thinks we are going anywhere. We crawled up the Capitol steps 28 years ago to show congress they couldn’t deny us! We won’t let Scott Gotlieb avoid doing his job and ending the torture!”
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Thank you to everyone for your donations and support. ADAPT protest to #StopTheShock entered it's fourth day today in Washington DC. Some activists continue to protest at the residence of FDA Director demanding that FDA release the regulations to ban the shock devices. Another group is in front of While House appealing to President Trump to #StopTheShock.
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