Thursday, March 3, 2011

Budget Cuts to Special Olympics

"We have a silent epidemic in this country. Children with special needs remain the primary targets of bullies in schools across this country. Health care continues to discriminate against people with intellectual disabilities. Employers still don't have the solution for hiring people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is not just a nice event...We're a social inclusion movement fighting discrimination and prejudice...The current House budget eliminated [funding]. It's not a hair cut, it's a guillotine."
---Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Tim Shriver

As I said to a friend who first alerted me to the budget cuts, maybe members of the House would like to come over and take candy from my baby as well. For shame!

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