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Introduced Version House Resolution 4 History

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HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4

(By Delegates Perdue, Border, Campbell, Hatfield, Lawrence, Manypenny, Marshall, C. Miller, J. Miller, Moore, Moye, Phillips, Rodighiero and Williams )


[Introduced January 20, 2010.]



Designating January 20, 2010, as "Disability Advocacy Day."

Whereas, There are more than 400,000 West Virginians with disabilities; and
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HEREAS , People with disabilities have the right to equal opportunity to live full productive lives in the community of their choice; and
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HEREAS , 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
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HEREAS , 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 20th,2010 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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