Help the Arc of MI Defeat Stigma

$21,320 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 17 months
Brian Calley
on behalf of The Arc Michigan Sherri Boyd
 PORTLAND, MI
Every single person has value and worth. We must be vigilant in defending the dignity of all people, especially those with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Newspaper, radio and TV news reports recently revealed recordings from southeast Michigan, purportedly of the Mayor of Warren, containing the most shocking and reprehensible verbal assault on our most vulnerable citizens that I have ever heard.

Let's make a stand against and reject these disgusting remarks by helping the Arc of Michigan run an anti-stigma campaign, demonstrating and communicating the beauty and value in all people.
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2016/12/16/macomb-advocate-for-disabled-people-on-offensive-recordings/95522240/
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Thank you to those who contributed today to help fight stigma with The Arc Michigan. While sickening attacks on people with developmental differences recently reminded us of how far we have to go, we can respond by doubling down on creating a world that values and respects all people.

Check out coverage on the effort from WXYZ in Detroit:

http://www.wxyz.com/news/lt-gov-brian-calley-raising-money-following-tapes-of-disparaging-remarks-against-mentally-disabled
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Malinda Odisho
17 months ago

I made a comment on Mr. Fouts FB page and stated that I hope the audio is not legit but that if it is then, I understand why my two disabled sons keep getting charges presses against them by the city of Warren when their schools call because of a meltdown. Well... the comment was deleted I was unfriended and I do believed blocked hmmm makes me wonder??? Why didn't my comment get to stay why didn't Mr. Mayor Fouts connect with me to learn more if he cares about the special population?????? & my comment was on his post that he shared saying he donated $500 to The Arc

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$21,320 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 17 months
Created December 17, 2016
Brian Calley
on behalf of The Arc Michigan Sherri Boyd
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BM
$25
barbara mede
5 months ago

In loving memory of Timothy Francis Meade and Buckeu Carpenter. Happy Christmas

GW
$100
Gregg Ward
16 months ago
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For my dear son Michael and others like him, thank you for opening your hearts and arms. Those who love, accept, teach, support and respect individuals with special needs are blessed and a blessing.

$100
Greg McLogan
17 months ago
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Thanks Brian for all you do!

A(
$1,000
Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM)
17 months ago
1
1

AAoM supports this important work on behalf of all families living with autism and other disabilities. Thank you to the ARC of Michigan and Lt. Governor Brian Calley for launching this critical campaign.

DM

All of us at Disability Network Southwest Michigan are pleased and excited to join this effort and are willing to support through our publications and community education programs this initiative's purpose that is inherent in our philosophy and ongoing outreach and education.

RH
$100
Ron, Susie and Abby Hocking
17 months ago
1
1

Because all human beings are "fearfully and wonderfully made."

RH
$250
Ron Hodess
17 months ago
1
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Thank you Brian Calley!

Malinda Odisho
17 months ago

I made a comment on Mr. Fouts FB page and stated that I hope the audio is not legit but that if it is then, I understand why my two disabled sons keep getting charges presses against them by the city of Warren when their schools call because of a meltdown. Well... the comment was deleted I was unfriended and I do believed blocked hmmm makes me wonder??? Why didn't my comment get to stay why didn't Mr. Mayor Fouts connect with me to learn more if he cares about the special population?????? & my comment was on his post that he shared saying he donated $500 to The Arc

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