Click to hear Jerry Lewis' message to
"Pity? You don't want to be pitied because you're a cripple in a wheelchair?
Stay in your house!" --Jerry Lewis, CBS Sunday Morning,
May 20, 2001
Click to hear disability-rights activists'
response "People with
disabilities are proud citizens, not objects of pity! We will not stay in our
houses. We will protest the Jerry Lewis Telethon this Labor Day!"
To people with disabilities
who want the right to LIVE INDEPENDENTLY and SPEAK FREELY, those are fighting
words! Jerry Lewis thinks that pity is the ONLY appropriate response to
disability, and that people with disabilities who don't want pity should stay
This Labor Day weekend, we will NOT stay in our houses!
Instead we'll be out on the streets, challenging the Telethon's false portrayal
of people with disabilities.
Click on one or all of the links below to get involved
in the movement AGAINST pity and bigotry, and FOR equality and dignity for
people with disabilities.
Materials you can adapt and use for your
local Telethon protest*signs*chants*songs*press releases*flyers
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