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ADAPT Vigil Day Ten
As Long As It Takes
By Judy Neal
(DENVER July 14, 2002) ADAPT
advocates settled in today for their second weekend in a Medicaid Cuts Stand Off. The July 12 public hearing produced a lot of discussion, but no
"If there must be cuts," said Tisha Cunningham, "they should be in non-essential, high profit areas,"
Passers-by have asked questions, offered support, and even come back by with food donations. On Friday, July 12th Senate Majority Leader Bill Thiebout stopped by to offer his support and tell ADAPT about the lawsuit he has filed against Governor Bill Owens over the state budget cuts. According to Theibaut, the cuts were made without legislative approval.
“People are finding out about us," said Anita Cameron. " I went home for a shower and when I was getting back on the bus, a person waiting in line said, 'Let her on first. She's one of those protesters. She needs to get back to work.'"
"Bills have to be paid," said Tisha Cunningham who is the Client Financial Services Coordinator who may bring in her desk, checkbooks, and calculator on Monday. "That's my job."
Many of the ADAPT
advocates have canceled plans over the last nine days. Although many of them wanted to be in Boise, Idaho to participate in the Action there, they felt that they needed to keep the pressure on here in Denver.
"How long are you willing to stay?" I asked.
"As long as it takes," the group replied in unison.
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