SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 24
(By Senators Prezioso, Unger, McCabe, Hall, K. Facemyer, Palumbo, Boley, Barnes, Yost, Edgell, D. Facemire, Foster, Laird, Minard, Helmick, Jenkins, Beach, Browning, Stollings, Klempa, Wells, Wills, Miller, Chafin, Tucker, Williams, Sypolt,
Plymale, Nohe, Kessler (Acting President), Fanning, Snyder and Green)
Designating February 9, 2011, 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 Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 9, 2011, as “Disability Advocacy Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the Fair Shake Network.