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Special Olympics and Best Buddies Congressional Briefing: Combating Bullying Against Those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539, Washington, D.C.

Friday, June 28, from 12:30 to 1:30

We invite you to join us for an important briefing by Special Olympics and Best Buddies on addressing bullying of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in six children have a developmental disability. This briefing will highlight the important work that is being done to raise awareness about a significant issue facing some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Read More…

Senate Fails to Lead on UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Twenty-two years ago, the United States demonstrated true leadership when Congress passed and President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Yesterday, the U.S. Senate had the chance to show greatness again by voting yes on the resolution to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Read More…

LAST CALL! Support the Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities, NOW!

Today is Best Buddies Action Day for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)! Your U.S. Senators are returning back to their offices to get to work and so are we.

Please contact both of your U.S. Senators to tell them that the disability community is leading the movement for U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty and our voice matters! Read More…

Today is the Best Buddies Action Day for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities!

The opposition has stated that the disability community is uninformed and does not really support the disability rights treaty.  We need every U.S. Senate member to be contacted and to know that Best Buddies is part of the movement for U.S. ratification of this international disability treaty and our voice matters! Get your friends, family, and work colleagues to make calls, email, and Facebook today to show support! Read More…

National Forum on Disability Issues LIVE WEBCAST

Join over 2,000 others who have registered to hear the views of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on disability policy at the National Forum on Disability Issues. To register for the live webcast that will be aired this Friday, September 28th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST click here.

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., will speak on behalf of Romney and Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. will represent Obama at the forum in Columbus, Ohio.

Best Buddies is one of more than 80 organizations from across the country sponsoring this event, the only event of the presidential campaign to exclusively address issues of interest to the disability community.  McMorris Rodgers and Kennedy will each appear for 30 minutes to offer their party’s vision and answer questions presented.

The forum will be moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. He is a former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief.

Ask YOUR candidates to discuss their platforms on disability issues

Ask President Obama and Governor Romney to participate in The National Forum on Disability Issues!  Best Buddies is proud to be a sponsor of this nonpartisan event on September 28, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.  Both candidates will have the chance to tell us their position on the many issues facing those with disabilities. Read More…

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