On Saturday May 12th, The Arc Alliance co-sponsored a rally with Shared Support “Broken Promises to Moms – Rally for the Crisis.” Christine Martin – board member and president of Shared Support with her staff, did a great job recruiting speakers and getting folks out to the rally. Pat from The Arc Alliance, was outstanding as she opened the event and introducing each speaker. Several Moms’ spoke to the crowd of over 275 as did Senator Bob Mensch.
There were many exciting moments, however, two of the rally highlights were the spontaneous chants from the crowd, “No More Cuts” and the impassioned open-mic time at the end of the event, where many individuals and family members spoke from their heart.
Wish you all could have been there to hear those we serve emotionally share their stories and call on Governor Corbett to keep his promises. Below are links to stories picked up by local newspapers.
Photos and soon video clips are on our facebook page. Check them out and comment on what you see.
PhillyBurbs.com (The Intelligencer) – http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/doylestown/hundreds-rally-for-disabled-pennsylvanians/article_9e49f47c-352d-5c3c-bbdf-46e5412953d1.html (great piece features family story and photos)
Doylestown Patch – http://doylestown.patch.com/articles/hundreds-rally-for-disabled
Thanks to all who participated and supported this exciting event. A special thanks to Senator Mensch for his participation.