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South Carolina Advocacy Day for Access & Independence Announced!

Mark your calendars for April 25th! The South Carolina Advocacy Day for Access & Independence is happening at the SC State House in Columbia.  This year will be the first year with a Legislative Breakfast in addition to the Advocacy Rally on the Steps of the State House.

Join us as we rally for Access & Independence for South Carolinians with disabilities!

The day’s events will feature speakers from the disability community, an advocacy rally, and will give YOU the opportunity to meet with your legislator about your concerns as a person with a disability or an ally/advocate.

Registration is free.

T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.

AGENDA for April 25, 2018

  • 8:00 – 10:00 – Legislative Breakfast (Blatt Building. Room 112)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Registration/Sign Making/Lawmaker Identification & Contact
  • 10:00 – 10:05 -Welcome
  • 10:05 – 10:25 – Briefing by Issue Area
  • 10:25 – 10:35 – Engaging Advocacy
  • 10:35 – 11:30 – Rally Speakers
  • 11:30 – 11:40 – Send Off

If you are interested in attending, you can register online at Eventbrite. Although registration is not required to attend, it is the best way to stay informed about all that is happening on the day including parking information and if there are any changes to the agenda.

Advocacy Day for Access & Independence was first created as an initiative in the State Plan for Independent Living in 2014, its inaugural gathering attracted over 300 South Carolina residents in May 2014. Since then, support has grown to 25 organizations statewide all unified in an effort to ensure people with disabilities have equal access and opportunity. People with disabilities face unnecessary and discriminatory barriers to transportation, employment, healthcare, and housing. Advocacy Day for Access and Independence will shine a light on these barriers in hopes of improving the lives of all South Carolinians.

Walton Options is proud to be one of many stakeholders in the SC Access & Independence Network.

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