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Petitioning Mayor Levine City of Miami Beach and 6 others

Support Equal Access to Miami Beach Park and Beach for People with Disabilities!

On December 9th, the Miami Beach City Commission is scheduled to make a historic vote in favor of increasing accessibility to parks and beaches for disabled residents and visitors. We need your support NOW to demonstrate to the City how vital their vote next week is to children, adults, seniors and veterans with disabilities.

Miami Beach draws millions of local, national and international visitors every year to its tourist attractions and beaches. Unfortunately, people with disabilities cannot enjoy some of these attractions. There are currently no fully accessible access points anywhere in Miami Beach that allow people with disabilities to access the beach independently. Also, there are no parks in Miami Beach with playgrounds that are fully accessible for children with disabilities.

As a Miami resident, I’m working to make sure this gets done. At age 14, I endured a serious spinal cord injury resulting from a car accident. I’ve been confined to a wheelchair ever since. Despite daily challenges and fears, I’ve always been determined to never let the injury get the better of me. I want to inspire others to do the same by giving them greater access to these important public spaces in our city.

We need your support right now to let the Mayor and Commissioners of Miami Beach know that we stand behind them as they take this historic step towards granting equal access to our beaches and parks with adaptive fitness and recreation opportunities for adults and children with disabilities, seniors, wounded warriors and able-bodied individuals with temporary injuries.

The referendum on the March 2016 ballot would ask Miami Beach voters if they want to allow our 501c3 non-profit, Sabrina Cohen Foundation (which is spearheading these important efforts with the City of Miami Beach) to build an Adaptive Fitness and Recreation Center for people with disabilities at Allison Park (6475 Collins Avenue).

Please take a minute to sign our petition and learn more about this important project by visiting: http://www.sabrinacohenfoundation.org. Thank you.

 

This petition was delivered to:
  • Mayor Levine
    City of Miami Beach
  • Commissioner Micky Steinberg
  • Commissioner Michael Grieco
  • Commissioner Joy Malakoff
  • Commissioner John Elizabeth Alemán
  • City Manager Jimmy Morales
  • Parks & Recreation John Rebar


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