The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.
Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the first federal disability antidiscrimination mandate).
In 1990, dozens of activists left their wheelchairs behind, got down on their hands and knees and pulled themselves up the Capitol steps, a demonstration known as “The Capitol Crawl,” in an effort to get Congress to pass the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 2017, protests against the efforts to repeal Obamacare were rampant. […]