Disability Rights Washington Files Complaint over COVID-19 Treatment Rationing Plan in Washington State

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Our parent organization, Disability Rights Washington, has filed a complaint against Washington’s plan to ration #COVID19 care and how it discriminates against disabled people.


The #COVID19 rationing plan would give priority to treating people who are younger and healthier and leaves those who are older and sicker—people with disabilities—to die.


The New York Times is covering the complaint, and the release of the rationing plan.. Read Ari Ne’eman’s op-ed for a compelling argument for why we need to stop discrimination against disabled people in rationing #COVID19 care.


Rooted in Rights will be collecting stories from the disability community in response to care rationing and the #COVID19 pandemic. If you’d like to share your story, email us at info@rootedinrights.org, or leave a voicemail at 206.324.1521 x 242.


You can read the DRW press release here and the complaint here.


Anna Zivarts is the program director of Rooted in Rights and a low-vision mom who can't drive. She joined the Rooted in Rights team from Time of Day Media, a digital media cooperative she co-founded in 2010. At Time of Day, Anna produced digital video for the Innocence Project and Fight for 15, and lead searches for the ACLU in Kansas and Wisconsin to find citizens disenfranchised by voter ID laws. Twitter: @AnnaZivarts