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Take Action to Continue to Fight to End the “R Word”

The Arc is continuing our efforts to end the use of the “R-word,” and unfortunately our work is not done. The latest instance of the use of the word was on the website of a Florida radio station. Not only was the station using this inappropriate language, but they were using a photo of a person with a disability without permission.

The Arc has a zero tolerance policy for using the R word, and as members of our movement, we always encourage you to get involved to put a stop to the use of the word and educate people about why it is hurtful. The Arc is a part of the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign, and we want you to add your voice online via their efforts on Twitter and Facebook.

What You Can Do

And you can go further, by encouraging your friends and neighbors to get involved with The Arc at the local, state, and national level. The larger our movement, the louder our voice.