(Denver, Colorado) On June 4th Mayor John Hickenlooper welcomed the Road to Freedom bus and crew to Denver.  The setting was in front of the Denver City and County building and the back drop was the State Capital.  There were around 80 people who attended to see the tour and to listen to local speakers talk about the ADA, the disability community, the accomplishments made in Colorado, and efforts to improve the independence for people with disabilities.  Keynote speakers joining the Mayor at the podium included Julie Reiskin, executive director of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Mark Simon, member of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Healthcare, and Joan Henneberry from Health Care Policy and Finance for the state of Colorado.  

Jim Ward and Tom Olin represented the tour.  Jim spoke about how that States are trying to ignore or erode accomplishments made by the Americans with Disabilities Act.   Sponsors of the stop were Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, Epilepsy Foundation and Very Special Arts (VSA).