Strike Down the Peeping Tom Proposal

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Listen up! People with disabilities need your support. There is a proposal apparently being supported by the New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Disabilities that would see the installation of invasive security cameras in group homes and supervised apartments across the state. This proposal is currently being trial-ballooned by certain legislators in the state assembly.

Helping Hands president Gary Rubin, an outspoken self -advocate, feels people with different abilities need to take urgent action on the "Peeping Tom" proposal. 

“The New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities is allegedly pushing legislation that would see the installation of invasive security cameras in group homes and supervised apartments across the state. This proposal is being made with complete disregard to the wishes of people with different abilities and is a violation of our right to privacy. We need to tell the Ombudsman and the world that people with different abilities deserve choice and privacy in their own homes.”

By signing this petition you are stating "As a concerned citizen I am urging those in leadership to act now to prevent a bill requiring cameras within the homes of those with different abilities (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). I assert that is a violation of the basic human right to privacy. This action would not serve to improve safety within the community of those with disabilities or ensure quality services. Instead I am urging that a focus group of advocates, support professionals, and families be established to provide input as to what is needed to support this community."

Please consider supporting our petition to prevent this proposal from being drafted and protect the rights of people with disabilities. Thank you for your support!