Moving Forward: Vol. 17, Issue 7
DISABILITY DAY AT THE CAPITOL! Despite a steady, misting rain, 2000 advocates, friends and family gathered at the Capitol steps to hear from Governor Deal, Mark Perriello from AAPD, The Reverend Gerald L. Durley, recognize fallen soldiers and honor advocates. The Governor addressed the transition of Vocational Rehabilitation to the Department of Human Services, stating his intent to create a stand-alone department of employment services for people with disabilities that has autonomy and is responsive. The crowd was brought up to date on SB 373, Accessible Taxi Cabs, HB 432, Family Care, Post-secondary opportunities, 2020 Georgia’s efforts to strike a balance in our economic approach, and were enouraged to “SHOW UP, STAND UP, and SPEAK UP! — to contact their legislators to share their stories.
PLEASE START CALLING YOUR LEGISLATORS ABOUT GETTING MORE WAIVERS IN THE FY 2013 BUDGET. SEE THE MONDAY MORNING ALERT “KEYS TO THE CAMPAIGN."