I spent the day in Columbia, SC at the Advocacy Day rally for people with the disabilities. The for main topics of discussion were related to healthcare, employment, housing and transportation.
A few members from the South Carolina Legislature addressed the crowd and a proclamation was read to commemorate the day. Several members from the disability community from around the state pitched their stump speeches, so to speak, on issues that mattered most to them.
Maria Saxon of Charleston spoke about the importance of accessible healthcare facilities, and she also shared her experience on disability employment.
Even though today was Advocacy Day, we can promote awareness and educate our community and legislators all year long. To see my photos from today’s event, go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101551236731164.1073741875.21310342&type=1&l=d6ab339d16.