New Democratic Headquarters

Ramada Inn provides easier access for handicapped

Disabled Democrats have something to cheer about—election night headquarters will not be the horrid, inaccessible Lithuanian Club. Winnebago County Democratic Party Chairman Greg Tuite announced that election night Democratic Party Headquarters for Rockford will be the Ramada Inn near East State and Bell School Road.

Ramada is accessible. The Lithuanian Club became Democratic Party Headquarters during the Charles Box mayoral regime. This choice was a bad one for people who shared their lives with wheelchairs.

In 1992, the Lithuanian Club had constructed a flimsy, dangerous-looking ramp. In 1996, there was no ramp at the club on presidential election night, so those in wheelchairs had to be carried up the steps. This is dangerous for all who partake.

Make sure you show up at the Ramada Inn on election night. Call the Winnebago County Democratic Party Headquarters at 968-7575 to find out where to go.

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