See our last post to see upcoming events and be sure to sign up for this new advocacy opportunity:
Legislative Advocacy Training
The Arc Georgia and DSAA present a 3-part Legislative Advocacy Training Series to build advocacy skills in preparation for the 2020 legislative session! Topics include understanding the legislative process; talking with your legislator and giving legislative testimony; and tour of the Gold Dome/ State Capitol building. Attending all sessions is recommended but not required:
November 21 | 6-8 pm
December 10 | 6-8 pm
December 17 | 10 am - 12 noon *tour
State Representative Rick Williams announced Friday that he will introduce legislation, Gracie’s Law, during the 2020 legislative session to prohibit discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability. Currently without it, children and adults with disabilities in Georgia are not eligible to receive or donate organs!
Join the Gracie's Law Facebook Group to see the press release and push this law forward.
No Deeper Love: A Federal Right
CBS News shared the video of Kris and Paul, one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married. Their pioneering love story hits home as couples today still face resistance when choosing marriage: did you know that an individual's benefits can be affected if they get married? DSAA took to D.C. last year to advocate for exactly this: individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to get married without their health and support benefits being compromised.
Save the Date: World Down Syndrome Day
To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day we will be hosting an evening event for adults only on March 21, 2020! Come and get a glimpse of what the future can look like. More to come ...