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Mon May 27, 2019, 08:10 PM

Arizona lawmaker who uses wheelchair rolls home after Legislature goes into wee hours

A member of the Arizona House of Representatives had to roll home after a late-night session that ended after 2 a.m., after city buses stopped running.

Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, who uses a wheelchair, rolled the mile and half from the Legislature to her house, along with several of her colleagues and a House security guard, arriving around 3:30 a.m. She uses public transportation to get to and from the Capitol, but Phoenix doesn’t have a 24-hour bus system.

“It was a circus. It was definitely a circus,” she said.

She called a few options she thought may work for rides after public transportation stopped running, and tried a variety of her colleagues’ vehicles, but none would fit her chair.

“Finally, I’m like, folks, I can roll home faster,” she said.

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/legislature/2019/05/24/arizona-state-rep-jennifer-longdon-had-roll-home-after-late-night-budget-talks/1224939001/

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Skittles May 2019 #1

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Mon May 27, 2019, 10:28 PM

1. really highlights the limitations for people with disabilities

very glad to see the support she received from her colleagues, the guard and the police

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