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US Administration tried to de-fund the #SpecialOlympics, seeing it as some sort of charity event.
...Compare that to how #Indonesia treated its hosting of the #AsiaParaGames a few months ago: A source of national pride, and enthusiastic support for great athletes.
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#Indonesia treated the #Paragames not as a charity, but as an opportunity to host a world-class athletic competition. Signs like this one were ALL over #Jakarta-- you could barely turn your head without seeing them. Portrayed the games as a source of pride and excitement. <2/4>
The excitement over the #AsiaParagames was genuinely broad-based: When I tried to take my kids to events like #basketball, #volleyball, and #fencing, I found that the tickets were all sold out. <3/4>
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Honestly I always believed this was a distraction/stunt. Everything is PR & staging in this administration, for this narcissist. He can’t get anything actually done legislatively so he creates crises to “solve” & be the “hero” 🙄
And honestly, there are so many ways this administration is doing serious long term damage to disabled communities. Special Olympics does good work but it IS a private org. We need funding for education, work training programs, healthcare & accessible infrastructure.
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The Public Protection and General Government #nybudget bill was amended. Does this mean the finish line is in sight?
Now let's scroll through the updated #nybudget text...
As expected, the PPGG #nybudget bill includes language "Protecting the Personal Privacy of Union Members." This is in response to the #Janus decision.
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All, VERY VERY important to say given the DeVos news:

1. It's VERY unlikely the proposed education cuts will pass, especially under a Dem-controlled House. freep.com/story/news/loc…

2. That said, give DeVos (and GOP electeds) absolute hell for even proposing it. Script TK.
Script re: #Devos/the Department of Education/#SpecialOlympics cuts.
And here's the Pocan video I refer to in the script:
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