Columbia, S.C. (March 28, 2019) – On April 4, disability advocates from across South Carolina will gather at the State House to unlock barriers to employment, transportation, and public access. In honor of this event, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed April 4, 2019, as “Advocacy Day for Access & Independence,” and encourages all South Carolinians to work together to break down barriers that hinder people with disabilities from becoming fully independent participants in our communities.
Advocacy Day for Access & Independence will allow members of the disability community the opportunity to speak with their legislators about Independent Living in South Carolina. The event will also include guest speakers with disabilities, their political allies, and disability advocates. “The voices of the disability community will not be minimized in our efforts to create greater access to transportation, employment, and public access,” says Robbie Kopp, director of advocacy and community access at Able
SC. “People with disabilities are capable, contributing members of society worthy of full access and inclusion in all South Carolina communities.”