April 23, 2012
White House Activists Meetings Canceled
Meetings regarding physically/mentally challenged topics sponsored by the White House were scheduled to commence this spring and summer. They have been canceled. Reasons for this decision are unknown.
Meetings were supposed to take place in nine states across country. These states included Ohio, California, and Florida. Activists who knew about the meetings confirmed cancellations by the White House.
Activists were first alerted to the meetings in late January. They were scheduled to begin in the middle of March and last through the summer. No concrete plans were ever put in place to make these meetings happen.
Chris Thomson, a member of United Cerebral Palsy, stated one reason for meeting cancelations might be fear for protests. White House representatives state they didn’t acknowledge meetings to the public. They also stated President Barack Obama’s staff works with the physically/mentally challenged community cross country consistently.