Dear Friends, Families and Supporters:
Please join The Resource Exchange, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region, and all of our service agency partners for the Tenth Annual Community Legislative Town Hall on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, to be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 6.30 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. at the Antlers Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. We have invited elected officials from our City, County, State and Federal delegations, and we look forward to introducing you to your elected representatives, and facilitating a dialogue about issues of common interest.
For nine years, the Town Hall, which is among the largest and best attended town hall of any sort across Colorado, has afforded our community to interact with our elected representatives on issues that are important to us. The impact of the Town Hall is difficult to measure; however, we continue to enjoy the support of our legislative delegation that is among the most informed and most committed across Colorado. We look to major legislative accomplishments—the 2016 Colorado bill that creates fully integrated post-secondary education opportunities for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) among them—as emblematic of the reach and impact of our ongoing dialogue with our elected representatives.
In 2016, Americans elect the next President of the United States, members of congress, and state senators and representatives. We need to make sure that they are well informed and supported to be connected to our community. As we look forward to our 10th Town Hall, we do so knowing that the dialogue that we have started will have an abiding impact on people with IDD and their families.
We will serve light refreshments, and will be respectful of your time by staying on schedule and adjourning promptly at 9.00 p.m. Please RSVP to Ms. Tammie Engram at The Resource Exchange at 719.785.6425, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much in advance for joining us—I look forward to seeing you there!
David A. Ervin,
The Resource Exchange