Happy 2012 Spread the Word Day

March 7, 2012 is this year's annual day of awareness to Spread the Word to End the Word! Campaign co-founders Soeren Palumbo and Tim Shriver share this activation message to help you make a big impact!

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Pledge your support to eliminate the demeaning use of the r-word.


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  • I have been so blessed with incredible friends who happen to have mental handicaps. They have showed me how to truly love one another, and their disabilities should never...



    Grayslake, Illinois
    437 hours ago

  • With a brother who has Down-Syndrome, it's hard for me to hear people say "retard." It might just be that I'm sensitive about it, but I pledge to support the elimination...



    Beaverton, Oregon
    456 hours ago

  • My 16 year old daughter made me super proud recently when asked to critique a high school teacher....she simple told him to find a better word for stupid then the r-word...


    KIm Middleton

    La Grande, Oregon
    494 hours ago

  • I pledge to support the kids and adults who are intellectually disabled. If I hear someone say retarded then I will try and stop it immediatly. This pledge is very specia...


    Riley Johnson

    Gorham, Maine, Maine
    563 hours ago

  • There is no need for this word to be used in a derogatory manner. I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promot...



    Lexington, Kentucky
    893 hours ago

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