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Down Syndrome Advocacy Day

 

Calling All Members of the Down Syndrome Community

Photo Credit: Shelly Booker

Triangle Down Syndrome Network invites you to

Down Syndrome Advocacy Day

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

North Carolina General Assembly

16 West Jones Street

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Statistics show that one in five Americans have a disability. Individuals with disabilities are the country’s number one minority group but also the country’s most under-served and under-represented population. State legislators are responsible for creating policies that impact every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, by not having adequate representation when decisions are made, individuals with Down syndrome are not often considered.

It is up to advocates in the Down syndrome community to help legislators be better prepared to represent our interests when crafting legislation. Down Syndrome Advocacy Day is a perfect opportunity to share your knowledge about Down syndrome with elected officials in the state capital.

There are two simple requirements for participating:

1. A passion for improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome; and

2. A willingness to share your successes and challenges as they relate to Down syndrome.

Registration is required. Please register by June 1st.

  • No experience is necessary.
  • Online training and resources will be provided.
  • Speak with state senators and state representatives.
  • Distribute information packets.
  • Advance registration is required.

Families, babies, children, and self-advocates (individuals with Down syndrome) are encouraged to attend!

TDSN had 60 advocates from 10 counties participating in the first Down Syndome Advocacy Day at the North Carolina General Assembly. Advocates met with legislators and toured the legislative building. ABC 11 spent the morning with TDSN and our families and provided great coverage and you can watch the news story here.

If you plan on joining us this year please register on the link below:

Register Here

If you are unable to participate but would like to DONATE please click here!

Contact:
Donna Beckmann
Triangle Down Syndrome Network
984-200-1193
donna@tdsn.org