The Orange County Register reports on yesterday’s budget rally in Huntington Beach.
Archive for February, 2011
Families and their loved one’s with disabilities stood beside some local support organizations and other members of the community at the Just Budget Rally that took place today in Huntington Beach.
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Wonderful story by OC Register Columnist, David Whiting, featuring our friends and self-advocates, Sean McElwee and Lauren Potter.
DSAOC does not claim the skills to solve California’s budget problems. For any State program, issues of oversight, fraud, waste, etc. are always complex. Nevertheless, proposals now being considered, which reflect indiscriminate slashing of the budgets of programs whose beneficiaries are in critical need, must be met with a defense of the value and criticality of the services being provided. Many of these services benefit directly the Down syndrome community, and have afforded high value for the tax dollars being spent.
DSAOC will stand with those who resist indiscriminate slashing of these programs. To this end, we have lent our support to the Just Budget Rally taking place in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon.
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