Disability Militancy - the 1930s

Text of flyer distributed by the League for the Physically Handicapped (1935):
"DEATH WATCH"

On December 6th, Mr. Ridder announced to the press that within ten days jobs will be given to the unemployed members of THE LEAGUE FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED. There was to be no more discrimination against handicapped workers.

WE ACCEPTED THIS PLEDGE OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
WE WITHDREW OUR PICKET LINES FROM W.P.A. HEADQUARTERS
at 111 - 8th Ave.

BUT THE ADMINISTRATION DELIBERATELY BROKE ITS PROMISE !!

WE ACCUSE !!!
The Administration of

UNJUST DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE HANDICAPPED.
DISREGARDING THE NEEDS OF THE HANDICAPPED EVEN AFTER OUR PROBLEM HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENTION. ASSUMING A CALLOUSED AND INHUMAN ATTITUDE TOWARD US. DEPRIVING US OF WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS -- THE RIGHT TO LIVE.

OUR NEEDS ARE DESPERATE !!!

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We will honor the dead promises of the administration with a "DEATH WATCH" at 111 - 8th Ave. starting on Friday, Dec. 20th at 4 P.M. and continue through the night.

WE WILL FIGHT UNTIL WE WIN -- WE WANT JOBS !!

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Since the Administration has ignored our problem, we appeal now to the highest law of the land -- PUBLIC OPINION.
WRITE-WIRE-OR-PHONE YOUR PROTESTS DEMANDING
That Discrimination Be Stopped !!
That the Promised Jobs be Given !!
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS CAN HELP US.
Phone Watkins 9-3500.

LEAGUE FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
929 Broadway - New York City
UNEMPLOYED SECTION MEETS EVERY MON. 7:30 P.M.