Those Who Have Pledged

Join Those Who Have Pledged To Make A Difference

Just Take the Pledge in support of ending stigma.

Jamie Greenawalt

I will share this petition at work, at church, with family and friends, and on facebook.

Ashleigh Varner

I will reach out into my community too through speeches and presentations in schools to raise awareness of mental illnesses, especially depression and anxiety.

Jen Rotz

I pledge to make people more aware that the stigma is wrong, regarding people with disabilities

LaNee Wynette

I pledge to take any action that will help anyone with depression.

Antonia

Be less judgemental and more open and accepting of those with disabilities. Treat them more like people and less like an inconvenience

Diana Stitt

Be kind to all...
Treat people fairly and without judgement...
Be a good friend

SoSo

To be truthful always

Steph Brown

Educate others about everything people with disabilities can do and why stereotyping is wrong

Julie Hensler-Cullen, MossRehab

Advocate for the use of persons first language.

Laura Ferguson

If I see someone who is being made fun of, I will be their voice (if needed) and stand up for them.

Jon Bausinger, Center for Independent Living of NCPA

Continue to advocate for the rights of those that can not advocate on their own and empower those who can by providing them with resources, options, and services needed to obtain individual freedoms in their lives!

Andrea Kushner

I will make an effort to publicly show my friendship to those with disabilities. I hope this will initiate the same from those who take notice.

Jenna Rose

I am going to help out with disabled kids at school

Lyndon Kushner

Making friends with special education class

Skyler Brown

To educate others to help end the stigma attached to disabled people across the country

Chrissy

By teach people about mental health

Keli Martin

By treating others with the respect they want

Aimie Gildes

Help stop people from bullying

Hayley Eckhardt

changing conversations about disabilities

Mary Butler

Speak and love my truth to end the stigma

Jordan Dodson

I will look deeper into my own preconceived stigmas regarding people with disabilities and inform friends of the stigma present in their lives.

Jennifer Jones

Use only Person first language and to educate others

Ryan Taylor

To use only Person First language and to educate others on the effect stigma can have

Jessica

Continue to educate and enlighten all people on why stigma is harmful to us all.

Danielle Thompson

Bring awareness to others

LouieJoJo

I pledge to continue to advocate for the rights of those who suffer from Mental Health issues while continuing my own recovery.

Sharon Anderson

Allowing companies to employee people with disorders. We too are People .help break the stigma and open the box.
Thank you

Lisa Fishel-Slater

As an advocate of individuals with disabilities and someone who raises service dogs for IwD. I am passionate about breaking the bias and I pledge to continue to drive the conversation to continue to create a community that is welcoming of all people!

Lisa Miller

To see people for who they are and what they want to do in life

Dell Burke Concerned Advocate Parent Services (C.A.P.S.)

I pledge to protect and educate the community about people with disability.

Brenton McClean

I pledge to write to my local state Rep about these issues

Laurie Kleynen, Excentia

I pledge that "no means no" when it comes to exclusion and segregation.

Laurie Combs

To be an advocate for my peers, and help them to advocate for themselves. As well as talk, talk, talk about my recovery and road to it. to help others see they to can recover.

Katie Bergey

Actively encourage others to be KIND.

Ambry Ward

Continue to accept, respect individuals with disabilities in everyday interactions like our son in our community.

Shirley Riffle

To educate members of my community

MaryRae Nee

Create awareness and advocacy for the Dystonia community of Western PA

Amy Buzard

I pledge to do my part to stop the stigma against people with disabilities.

Danielle Vance

Encouraging and supporting independence for anyone who has a disability

Carmen Thomas

Make a difference at my place of employment by educating the uninformed.

Crystal Buck

To let more people to know about this

Denise M. Scotland

Learn more about people living with a disability and the stigma they experience. Be an active bystander and stand up when I hear offensive or misinformed statements being made. Share resources (like the videos and quiz) with my peers and encourage them to take the pledge!

Cameron Snyder

Standing up for others when they are being judged and educating them.

Stacie Basom

Educate and raise awareness. With knowledge comes power.

Rona Trout

I pledge to be more understanding and to take action and try to educate the people around me

Darlene DeBiasi

Educate myself and those I work with to get on board with this project. Perhaps host a viewing of the Documentary, and "act" in a way that supports the language and agenda.

V. Reid, DBHIDS

I pledge to continue to dialog about stigma wringing out my own biases in order to fully see potential in us all. This will MOVE "the possible" into "the actual" for myself and all whose lives I touch.

Lisa Vesolich

We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. I will continue to treat others with love. I will educate those who are unaware they are aiding in creating a stigma against people with disabilities.

Diana L Ames

I willingly join the fight to destroy stigma.

Jessilyn Holp

Put the PERSON first, not their "diff ability". I will continue to teach my kid that different is beautiful!

Melia Stewart

Educate those who have misconceptions of individuals with disabilities.

Ken Connor

To think about stigma, disbality rights and access issues and to take action whenever I can

Jenny Baker

I pledge to talk openly and honestly about disability and encourage my friends and family to ask questions and include them in helping them end the stigma!

Mary Jo Rhode

Discourage people from being afraid of people with disabilities. Encourage people to always use "people first" language.

Jody J.

I pledge to SPEAK UP if I hear others spreading misinformation or ugly, hateful comments.

Mary Klinger

To always treat those with disabilities with love and respect. To correct those who do not.

Louanne Ellingsworth

Stand Up for those like myself with different disabilities to help the Public become educated and help eliminate the stigma that surrounds them and help show their abilities instead of "dis"abilities...

Phil Ellingsworth Sr

I pledge to stand up for disable people who get bully on the job because of their disability.

Christie Nebel

I pledge to see the similarities in folks rather than the differences. I pledge to help others do the same.

Kathleen Walker

I will be more vocal when seeing stigma being perpetuated by people regarding anyone with a visible or invisible disability. I hope to take part in a documentary event locally to try to get people talking about and be more aware of this issue.