Petition 81302

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Ensure Inclusion (81302-GA-¶715.2)

Add a sentence at the end of the first paragraph of ¶ 715.2:  All agencies and institutions shall, insofar as reasonably possible, schedule and hold all events, including designated places of lodging and meals for the events, in accessible settings that adequately accommodate persons with disabilities. Each official program, conference, or rally shall include a person or persons with a disability, representing clergy or laity, as part of the planning and presentation of said program.

Rationale

United Methodists claim concern for all persons. Persons with disabilities are represented in all racial, ethnic, and economic groups. Approximately 51.2 million Americans have a disability, including four million children age 6-14, and many troops serving in our armed forces are returning with severe disabilities