A group of disability rights activists did not let the threat of arrest or the government shutdown prevent them from making their presence known in Washington this week.
All told, 37 people from Rochester joined forces with other members of A.D.A.P.T. in D.C. They were in the nation's capitol since Saturday, advocating for better legislation.
One of their messages for lawmakers: My Medicaid Matters. A.D.A.P.T. members say these trips to D.C. also matter.
"Members of A.D.A.P.T. from all over the country twice a year and this is one our trips. We go and we speak to people in power about the issues that face people with disabilities and the inaction or incorrect action of some of our lawmakers and we address that," said David Atias, assistant director of advocacy at Center for Disability Rights.
Before returning home on Thursday, the group made stops at the Capitol Wednesday and even protested outside the Secretary of Labor's home.