Posts Categorized: Disability Rights
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and President Donald Trump took the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those with Down syndrome through a presidential message:
“We are learning more about this condition and the increased need for widespread education … Read more
Art is a part of who Emily Hartmann is. It’s her passion and brings her much joy. When she’s in her studio, she’s been known to break out in soulful song and bust a move.
Emily, 25, was part of … Read more
Today your State Senator is back in Harrisburg to finish out the remainder of the 2017-2018 legislation. There are only ten session days left on the Senate calendar for them to consider and vote on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, … Read more
We have an opportunity to help an entire class of people here in Pennsylvania from being targeted and eliminated from our community solely because they … Read more
One of the world’s leading international advocates for people affected by disability, helping countless families including many in Pennsylvania, is now calling upon the Pennsylvania State Senate to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act – House Bill 321.
Joni Eareckson … Read more
On Wednesday, June 13th, the State Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Down Syndrome Protection Act – House Bill 2050 – by a 10-5 vote. Here’s the roll call:TAKE ACTION: Contact your State Senator – YES on the Down… Read more
On Monday, April 16, after a lengthy floor debate, the PA House of Representatives voted 139-56 to pass House Bill 2050 – the Down Syndrome Protection Act! That’s a 71% majority vote and a veto-proof majority! That means despite Governor … Read more
By Jessica Capitani
Imagine if someone said, “No one forced us to have our daughter. And as much as we love her, we would never force anyone else to have a girl. Instead we would like to persuade people that … Read more
People from across Pennsylvania are speaking out in favor of the Down Syndrome Protection Act – House Bill 2050. Please hear and share their stories:Instead of congratulations, this mom was told this: The repeated response from doctors, nurses and… Read more