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On June 21, the lunchtime line at Mamma Ilardo’s pizza takeout snaked out of One Judiciary Square’s food court and into the lobby. Had city bureaucrats suddenly developed an insatiable taste for pepperoni and cheese? Hardly. Protesters from the disability-rights group American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) had used their wheelchairs to block the building’s doors—preventing government staffers from leaving for lunch. As municipal workers limited to buying food-court fare stared out the D.C. government headquarters windows, ADAPT protesters, in town to lobby for a congressional bill to encourage community-based care for the disabled, chanted, “Business as usual, it ain’t gonna happen!” But when D.C. Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, and Families Carolyn Graham approached the crowd, she quickly asked for their demands. Moments later, Capitol Area ADAPT member Bobby Coward read a letter from the executive office. The protestors soon unblocked the doors. They also scored a brief 3 p.m. meeting with Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Graham, and D.C. Department of Health Director Ivan Walks. —Elissa Silverman