Our Words Are Heard

Over the years, a lot of people have traveled nationally and became well known by speaking at presentations and conferences. We traveled to these states: New York, Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Canada, and London, England.

Some of the people that members from the chapters worked with have been Ginny Thornburgh, Congressmen, Peter Kottmeyer, Joe Hoeffel, and Jon Fox, and Senator John Heinz.

As we got bigger, we got more involved with very important issues. We started to work to get people out of institutions. We worked with Temple University to interview people in sheltered workshops and in Real Jobs. We were part of rallies held in Philadelphia and Harrisburg for more funding. We testified in Federal Court. We testified to the United States Congress in Washington D.C. and to Pennsylvania governmental officials in Harrisburg. We helped the National Park Service to make Independence Hall more accessible to people with disabilities. The League of Woman Voters worked with us on voter registration.