The Election of A War Veteran in Colorado Puts Wheelchair Access Front And Center At The Capitol
By Bente Birkeland
November 25, 2020
Hart Van Denburg/CPR NewsFormer combat aviator for the U.S. Army, David Ortiz greets a well-wisher on the state House floor during Military Appreciation Day Friday Feb. 1, 2019. Ortiz, who uses a wheelchair, has been elected to the House and modifications are now being made to the Capitol to be more accessible.
Soon Colorado will get its first state lawmaker known to use a wheelchair. Democrat David Ortiz was elected by voters in [...]