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Please support Special Olympics funding in the 2021-2022 California State Budget

California Voters Support Inclusion

Since 2016, the State of California has supported Special Olympics California programs with funding from the State budget. This vital State of California funding enables Special Olympics California to deliver essential inclusive health, education, fitness, and sports programs to over 64,000 Californians with intellectual disabilities throughout all 58 California counties.

Brave in the Attempt 

Last year, many of our supporters sent letters to the CA State Legislature to support Special Olympics California. We were not included, and our budgets were decimated without the state’s multi-million dollar support. But we were blown away by the passion, commitment, and urgency our community demonstrated. Thousands signed their names to support our work. That Special Olympics spirit helped us through a difficult year as we continued to deliver much needed resources to our athletes!

Let Me Win

We are asking all of you to again help us. Your voices are an important part of this process. We are calling on all athletes, parents, guardians, caregivers, educators, students, family members, volunteer coaches, supporters and community members to sign on to our 2021-2022 budget letter of support today and share it with your network.

Please sign our budget letter and tell your elected officials that you support the vital programs Special Olympics California delivers. 

Sign to help reduce bullying in your schools. 

Sign to provide sports and health services that will reduce physical and mental health illnesses in people with intellectual disabilities. 

Sign to fight oppression and spread inclusion for all. 

Sign to tell your elected officials that you support the intellectual disabilities community and Special Olympics California during this devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

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