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(By Delegates Perdue, Hatfield, Boggs, Caputo, Morgan, Stephens, Staggers, Hall, R. Phillips, Ferns, Moye, Swartzmiller, Talbott, Butcher, Hartman, Azinger, Border, Householder and Storch )

[Introduced January 18, 2012]



Designating January 18, 2012, as “Disability Advocacy Day.”

    Whereas, There are more than 400,000 West Virginians with disabilities; and

    WHEREAS, People with disabilities have the right to equal opportunity to live full productive lives in the community of their choice; and

    WHEREAS, People with disabilities have the right to receive supports they need to exercise self-determination, achieve independence, contribute to their communities, and become productive employees in the workplace; and

    Whereas, Organizations representing the rights and issues that affect people with disabilities and West Virginia’s citizens with disabilities, family members and other advocates have banded together in a collective group, called the “Fair Shake Network,” to help bring their concerns to the forefront of public awareness; and

    WHEREAS, The purpose of Disability Advocacy Day is to increase the awareness of legislators, administrators, policymakers and the public of the public policy issues that are important to people with disabilities; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the West Virginia House of Delegates:

    That January 18, 2012, is hereby declared “Disability Advocacy Day” in West Virginia; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the Fair Shake Network.

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