An early letter of support from the Black Panther Party calls for the Section 504 regulations to be signed, and offers solidarity with the occupiers.
For Media Release April 8, 1977
Along with all fair and good-thinking people, The Black Panther Party gives its full support to Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and calls for President Carter and HEW Secretary Califano to sign guidelines for its implementation as negotiated and agreed to on January 21 of this year. The issue here is human rights – rights of meaningful employment, of education, of basic human survival – of an oppressed minority, the disabled and handicapped.
Further, we deplore the treatment accorded to the occupants of the fourth floor and join with them in full solidarity.
For further information contact Michael Fultz, 638-0195