Leo’s Letter: Time To Get REV’d UP!

In March, we talked about “what will it take” to achieve an inclusive society. Maybe the word inclusive is not concrete enough. How about these?

What will it take…

  • For ALL educators to not see educating kids with disabilities as an additional burden?
  • For ALL first responders to appreciate we’re all different?
  • For ALL medical professionals to see each individual and respond accordingly?
  • For ALL transportation to be fully accessible and available?

What will it take for our wider society to appreciate that we need a glide path so that individuals with disabilities can take advantage of opportunities that exist for others?

Being active as a citizen and voter is one way to increase the likelihood.

In that March letter, I mentioned Kathy Hoell, who has been regularly discouraged from voting. The REV-UP! Conference, hosted by the Disability Law Center, focuses on encouraging all people with disabilities and their families to vote. It will be held on May 18 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM with lunch and includes interesting guest speakers such as Commissioner Thomas Hicks of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Zach Baldwin of the American Association of People with Disabilities among others. May 11 is the deadline to register!

In the meantime, be sure to continue advocating for the bills and budget issues you care about. Stay informed by regularly visiting our website and joining our community on Facebook.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Leo V. Sarkissian
Executive Director

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