Specials Olympics and Best Buddies need you to the U.S. CONTACT Congress.
Why? - We need Representatives to support H.R. 2152 and Senators to support S. 1086 bills.
What? - Both bills are called 'Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act'. Both bills reauthorize the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004.
HOW? - Bipartisan Congressional Votes will approve funding for Special Olympics and Best Buddies mentoring programs for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
WHERE? - In the U.S. and abroad like during the Summer World Games in Athens, Greece; and the Healthy Athletes basic health screenings and services, as well as, UnitySports, Project Unify; and institutions of higher education(establish EKS Institutes for Sport and Social Impact) and school inclusion and community activities.
WHEN? - H.R. 2186 and S.1086 (Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act) covers funding for FY2012 - FY2016
WHO? - You should CONTACT Congress, and ask your family members, Voters, Constituents, anyone who likes Special Olympics, anyone who supports Best Buddies, anyone who enjoys sports to CONTACT Representatives and Senators.
~Who else can CALL Congress: doctors, teachers, advocates, pastors, coaches, mentors, athletes, sports enthusiasts, community leaders,...EVERYONE!
CONGRESSIONAL Switchboard 1-888-245-0215
For details of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act (Bills: H.R. 2152 and S.1086), refer to:
H.R.2152 at www.opencongress.org/bill112-h2152/show
S.1086 at www.opencongress.org/bill112-s1086/show