Jessie Lorenz

Lewandowski’s ‘Womp Womp’ is no surprise

“Womp womp.” That was the sound of Corey Lewandowski’s flippant response on…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks during a town hall meeting at Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Incentives offered by ADA should be everyone’s concern

The Americans with Disabilities Act is safe for now, thanks to Sen.…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaks during a town hall meeting at Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Under H.R. 620, there is essentially no incentive to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act — an no consequence for those who fail to do so. (Courtesy photo)

The Americans with Disabilities Act is under attack

Something foul is afoot in the halls of Congress, and I’m not…

Under H.R. 620, there is essentially no incentive to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act — an no consequence for those who fail to do so. (Courtesy photo)
People with disabilities are just as valuable as any other human life. (Courtesy photo)

Our lives are worth living

On July 7, Jamel Dunn, a disabled man, drowned in a lake…

People with disabilities are just as valuable as any other human life. (Courtesy photo)
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In celebration of all mothers

I was born in a small mountain town near the Four Corners…

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Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act, would make single-payer health care available to all Californians. (Supannee Hickman/Shutterstock)

Now is the time for single-payer health care in California

In the wake of the failed effort to repeal Obamacare, there’s a…

Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act, would make single-payer health care available to all Californians. (Supannee Hickman/Shutterstock)
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Health care is a civil right

When I was in the third grade, a boy named Nestor was…

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Actress Merly Streep struck a victory for people with disabilities when she spoke out at the Golden Globe Awareds against President-elect Donald Trump and his mocking of a disabled reporter. (Courtesy photo)

Opening doors for parents with disabilities

Last week, the plight of people with disabilities received some overdue limelight…

Actress Merly Streep struck a victory for people with disabilities when she spoke out at the Golden Globe Awareds against President-elect Donald Trump and his mocking of a disabled reporter. (Courtesy photo)
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump notably mocked a reporter for his physical disability. (Courtesy photo)

We cannot allow narrative against disabled people to become mainstream again

For almost 40 years, the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco has…

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump notably mocked a reporter for his physical disability. (Courtesy photo)