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Thank You, Congressman John Carney

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Thank you to Congressman John Carney for joining us at our August FSU meeting! It was an honor to have the opportunity to hold discussions with such a tireless champion for Delaware citizens with disabilities. We are so excited that you spent so much time with us. Mr. Carney received rave reviews! Read a few excerpts from FSU parents below:

Dear Congressman Carney,

What you brought to parents and siblings at last evening’s Families Speaking Up meeting is amazing!  You listened. And you listened. Not once did you shy away from hard questions or provide an easy stock answer.  

For the past eight years, families of adults with serious IDD issues have watched in dismay while our loved ones have been erased from public consciousness.  We felt stunned as we witnessed efforts to reverse gains that had been made over many years of struggle and hard work.

In addition to giving us an hour and a half of your attention, you gave us hope. Thank you very much for coming to Families Speaking Up. I am supporting you in your campaign and I will support you once you become Governor.”

Dear Congressman Carney,

Thank you so very much for taking the time from your busy schedule to join our families at Families Speaking Up last night.  It was very clear that you were actively listening to our concerns and expanding your own understanding of the challenges that both we and our loved ones face.  I know those who don’t know you appreciated your sharing your niece, Lorraine’s family story.  

While I am from Lewes, I am so grateful to have connected with FSU during the last state legislative session. This group has strong determined leadership and is growing. Our Executive Team, which I have recently been invited to join, is a group of pragmatic idealists. We want to work together with our hard working state Legislators and the next administration in a collaborative way to accomplish what is possible now and to plan to accomplish what is needed going forward.

While we understand that there are always budget constraints, we intend to contribute constructively to real solutions. I would also like to thank your staff, especially, Jessica, for their hard work to tackle the difficult challenges that we all face.

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