Celebrities join push towards March 3rd


Uploaded by EndtheRword on 02.03.2010

Transcript:
I’m Megan Clementi, Miss Florida USA
and I want you to join me in taking a stand
to raise awareness of the dehumanizing and
hurtful effects of the word retard or retarded.
The language we choose
effects every one of us.
Help me build communities of inclusion
by pledging to end your use of the r-word
and then spread the word to end
the r-word to your friends.
I’m Alyssa Rivera, Miss Florida Teen USA
and I’m letting you know it’s time
we spread the word to end the word.
We’re encouraging you to spread the word
to end the word on March 3rd.
When you use the r-word with your friends
because they are clumsy or make a mistake
what you’re doing, whether you know it or not,
is enabling a hurtful stereotype of
people with intellectual disabilities.
And it’s time to stop.
Hi I’m Lisa Rinna and I have pledged
to stop using the r-word.
I’m Verne Troyer and I’ve pledged to
stop using the r-word.
Hi, I’m Vivica Fox and I’m encouraging
you to spread the word to
end the word on March 3rd.
Take the pledge at r-word.org