You don’t get a “pass” to discriminate against people with disabilities in an emergency

People with disabilities are the ones guaranteed to get disproportionately ****ed over in any type of emergency

Picture of transmission lines and power towers at sunset
Picture of transmission lines and power towers at sunset
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People with disabilities are more likely to die in natural disasters / emergencies

People with disabilities are rarely included or considered in disaster planning.

People with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty

People with disabilities are more likely to have animals that complicate evacuation

Conclusion

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