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"Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about things that matter."
-- Martin Luther King
Advocates For People With Developmental
YOU CAN BE A HERO
Preserving the residential and health care services of
our most needy is a high calling that you can answer with your
Action DD is a
Friends of Fircrest and Friends of
Rainier Release Important New Video
Some would have you believe that RHCs are not needed. This five-minute video
is a must watch for anyone who wants to understand why Washington State supports
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Second Annual Legislative Reception a
of Action DD welcomed more than 30 legislators or their aides
during a midday reception on capitol campus, Tuesday,
February 2nd. Our new video, "Protecting our Most Vulnerable."
was viewed and well received.
The meeting was packed. Recent negative
television reporting of our RHCs as well as neglect in
private care settings enlivened members and drew new people
to join our cause for the best attended Action DD membership
Action DD lobbyist Rick Jensen emphasized our need to
support Senate Bill 5243, which would restore respite care
to Yakima Valley School, and the governor's budget which
contains money for respite.
A nominating committee was formed to find new
officers for our June 2016 election in Yakima. President,
Paul Strand is retiring leaving the leadership open for
election. All positions are open for election each
year. Please consider running for office.
Action DD makes changes at
Yakima Valley Meeting
June 22, 2015, By Paul Strand
Saturday's meeting saw decisions result in just one general
membership meeting a year and one legislative reception in
Olympia in February. Also expect more frequent board
With the increased use of email, Facebook and
other social media, more can be done with fewer meetings and
the day long drives that many members have to endure.
It was announced that our 501 (c)(4) application is ready to
submit to the IRS.
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