Punk Band Campaigns For Right To ‘Stay Up Late’
A British punk band is on a mission to help their fans with disabilities gain the right to party late into the night.
The band called Heavy Load noticed that many of their fans who have disabilities leave shows around 9 p.m. The reason: they have to get home before their personal care attendants’ shifts end at 10 p.m.
So the band launched a campaign called “Stay Up Late,” which encourages support providers to accommodate individuals with disabilities who want to stay out late.
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Of Heavy Load’s five members, one has Down syndrome and two others have other disabilities.
Within the UK, the response to the “Stay Up Late” campaign has been overwhelmingly positive. Heavy Load recently teamed up with an advocacy group to headline a London concert put on and attended by those with disabilities that went until 1 a.m.
Now the group plans to take their campaign worldwide, reports CNN. To read more click here.