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Disability Advocacy Day Set for March 1 at State House

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 9, 2023//

Disability Advocacy Day Set for March 1 at State House

CRBJ Biz Wire //February 9, 2023//

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The South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations (SCPDO) will be celebrating their 34th Annual Disability Advocacy Day event on Wednesday, March 1 at the South Carolina State House. Collectively, the member organizations of the SCPDO represent more than 500,000 people with lifelong disabilities and their families in South Carolina.

Disability Advocacy Day is an opportunity for these individuals and their supporters to come together with one voice to address legislators making budget decisions that directly affect their lives. This year’s theme, “Unite to Impact Change” celebrates the contributions made by people of all abilities.

The public, lawmakers and community partners are invited to attend and bring about positive change, working together to preserve services and supports for people with disabilities. We will gather at the steps on the North grounds of the South Carolina State House. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a walk, rally and speeches by community partners, self-advocates and others.

Notable attendees include The Hon. Pamela Evette, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina; The Hon. Alan Wilson, SC Attorney General; The Hon. Katrina Shealy, SC State Senator; and The Hon. Curtis Loftis, SC State Treasurer.

Together, we can unite to impact change and seek solutions to the many challenges that face the disability community in our state. Join us to create lasting change!

Pre-register for this event and get more information at www.scpdo.org.

About SCPDO: SCPDO is made up of organizations representing autism, brain injury, spinal cord injury, intellectual and related disabilities. Our aim is to assure self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of all individuals with severe, lifelong disabilities in all aspects of society.

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