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Pledge your support to eliminate the demeaning use of the R-Word. Why Pledge?

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  • I’m generally not easily offended and I believe in free speech, but with that said there are some rules that need to govern common human decency and how we speak about children and young adults who ar

    Ilyce Randell, Buffalo Grove , Illinois
    982 hours ago

  • I have always taught my children to NEVER use the R word. As it is extremely hurtful and hateful. Years later, my Dad married the most beautiful woman who has three children. My sister has Down’s Synd

    Trisha, Spring Hill, Florida
    1124 hours ago

  • I pledge so that my son with Down Syndrome and my other son with Autism may grow up in world free of the R-word and filled with individuals who are accepting of ALL people!

    Matt Christenson , Arden Hills, Minnesota
    1343 hours ago

  • Each human is amazing and deserves respect for all types of differences.

    Avery Kozloski, Monson , Massachusetts
    7692 hours ago

  • I pledge to stand up for those who can't do so for themselves.

    Cheyenne March, West Chester, Pennsylvania
    7693 hours ago

  • I hear it all the time at school and try to stop it but it's too much to handle alone.

    Brigid McKeegan, Granite Town, Maryland
    7696 hours ago

  • I have learned so much from my son and these special people. They are God's gift to the world.

    Rita Vasquez, Sacramento, California
    7726 hours ago

  • I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. I am on the lower end o

    Raelyn Walls, Atlanta , Georgia
    7748 hours ago

  • As a Special Olympics basketball coach, I see the hard work and dedication that my players put into ALL that they do. They are workers, CHAMPIONS, students, daughters, sons, wives, husbands, aunts, u

    Kristin Bowles, Moore, Oklahoma
    7773 hours ago

  • ATLANTIC COI pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

    tachima, jacksonville, Florida
    7773 hours ago

  • I pledge to not use the r-word ever again as it can hurt people in many ways, including mentally.

    Aniketh, South Brunswick, New Jersey
    7773 hours ago

  • I will not use this word because I have grown up knowing that this is a demeaning word and in my opinion it should never be used.

    Jessy Weick, Belleville, Michigan
    7776 hours ago

  • Since joining Best Buddies I have met so many amazing friends. This is the first step that we can take in order to making this world more of an inclusive place.

    Brad Holland, Des Moines, Iowa
    7783 hours ago

  • The only R-word should be RESPECT!!!

    Hannah V Clarke, Bedford, New Hampshire
    7784 hours ago

  • The students I've taught with intellectual disabilities have forever changed my life. Spread the word to end the word!

    Tori, Baltimore , Maryland
    7785 hours ago

  • As a former Special Olympics athlete and later as a coach I'm very much against this word.

    Angela Kay Cook, Waco, Texas
    7786 hours ago

  • I pledge for those I love and to set a standard for the rising generation. I am a future mother who will make sure the R-word has no place in my home.

    Paige Cavaness, Logan , Utah
    7793 hours ago

  • I support my daughter and her friends who help with their classmates.

    jessica , ashland, Virginia
    7793 hours ago

  • Spread the word to end the word.

    ryan, peoria, Illinois
    7796 hours ago

  • I will always be nice and loyal.

    brandon ridgeway, gahanna, Ohio
    7796 hours ago

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