I belong to a group sponsored by The Arc of Tri-Cities. It is called People First, where a group of people with disabilities meets.
The slogan of People First is, "We believe in People First and disabilities second." We are encouraged at our monthly meetings by our advisers.
At least once a year during the legislative session, we go to Olympia to talk to our representatives and our senator, so we can express our voice on bills that tend to either help or hinder people.
When we go to Olympia, there are other groups from other counties who are doing the same thing in expressing their voice.
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I hope our combined voices will help pass bills to help those with disabilities and stop bills that don't.
RICK TOWNE, Kennewick