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A Rally for Parents, Students, and Advocates
Parent and advocacy groups have joined together in a coalition to organize a rally at the Senate in Washington DC on June 17, 2003.
The US House of Representatives stripped the rights of students with disabilities when they amended IDEA!
The House assaults on IDEA would segregate students with disabilities, punish them for their disabilities, and remove accountability for a Free and Appropriate Public Education!
Thousands of letters were sent and phone calls made. They were ignored! Dont let the Senate do the same. Lets tell Senators that civil rights must be enforced, not taken away. Lets show them the faces of parents and students who depend on IDEA!
What you Can Do...
to Washington DC
Visit Senators before or after the event by making appointments!
Rally in Your State or Local Community
If you cant get to Washington, organize a rally in your state. Organize a send-off event for those going to D.C. Identify speakers - Invite the press!!
Organizations - Assist Families
traveling to Washington
For more information contact:
Endorsed by American Association of People with Disabilities, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, National Disabled Student Union, National Council on Independent Living,TASH, National Down Syndrome Society, National Down syndrome Congress, The National Center for Law and Education.