ADAPT is in Washington D.C. this week!!! Stay tuned to this page for updates, pictures, video
and news as it is happening. All week long we will update this page as all the events unfold!!
THURSDAY Sept. 14, 2006
ADAPT INVADES HUD!!! Round 2!!
Today ADAPT set their sights on the Department of Housing and Urban Development..Again,
Last year, Alphonso Jackson, secretary of HUD promised to set up every person in every state who
came out of a nursing home with a housing voucher. So, because he DID NOT DO THAT, we decided
to pay Mr. Jackson a visit to ask why he didn't keep his promise. And when we got there, we were
promptly greeted by security and ADAPT leadership was invited inside for an impromptu meeting!!
More to come later today including pictures and videos as always!
WEDNESDAY Sept. 13, 2006
Off to the Hilton we go!! ADAPT invaded the Hilton Capitol's lobby today in search of securing
a meeting with yet another target. Hilton staff seemed a little more shaken up than other places we
have gone in the past. I walked outside to use my phone and when I attempted to come back in
with the rest of my crew, an official looking woman with a walkie talkie, surrounded by security
said to me "Hello, sir. Are you a guest here?" Then, as I looked down at my bright red ADAPT
INDIANA shirt and my big canary yellow ADAPT stickers on my pants, my obvious answer was,
of course, "Um.....no." Check out pictures and videos below.
TUESDAY Sept. 12, 2006
Day TWO!! Well, today we paid a visit to the conference that all the heads of the Public Housing
throughout the country were having at the Hyatt Regency. The day started in typical ADAPT form
with marching to our destination chanting "Free Our People!" Then, after about 30 minutes of marching
we found ourselves going down a very large, very dark entryway. Almost like a parking garage. Then
we realized that it WAS a parking garage. It seemed that we had a very convenient, very well planned
secret entrance into the Hyatt. We took the narrow underground pathway all the way to the lobby of
the building and began to make our demands known! Click the links below to download clips from
the first part of the day. The videos are closed captioned. (It's just chanting.) Windows Media Format.
Also today in Affordable Housing news, Washington state had their Affordable Housing Conference
this week in Bellevue. A quick search on the web for information about this conference turned up this
nugget of terribly ironic symbolism. click here. I guess those who wanted to attend better get in line!
Just like the people who want the same affordable housing for which this conference is about!
Check back later today for more videos and pictures from today's action!!!
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MONDAY Sept. 11, 2001
Arriving at the Holiday Inn Capitol, Directly across from the Department of Education. In the
Lobby, registration begins and Official ADAPT T-Shirts are sold.