Tomorrow, Special Olympics athletes, family members, staff and leaders will converge in Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for our 11th annual Capitol Hill Day, to advocate for critical funds that enable Special Olympics to offer its life and community-changing work, particularly in the areas of health and education.
Special Olympics Louisiana has 4 representatives taking part in Capitol Hill Day tomorrow, President and CEO, Pat Carpenter Bourgeois, Director of External Relations, Craig Oser, Bayouland Athlete, Sean Adams and Unified Partner, Anna Leach. They will meet with Representatives Vance McAllister, Cedric Richmond and Steve Scalise, as well as, staff members for Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter and Representatives Charles Boustany, Jr., Bill Cassidy, and John Fleming.
People with IDD are a population that is far too often ignored and subject to stigma and stereotype that has real and significant social consequences – consequences that are particularly profound in the areas of healthcare and education. Special Olympics, in partnership with the U.S. Government, is helping to address these issues through highly impactful, cost-effective programs.
You can join us! Please support Special Olympics Louisiana by contacting your Senator or Representative to ask them to support the critical impact work of our organization. http://www.contactingthecongress.org