Today was The Arc of Whatcom County's Annual Legislative Coffee. Senator Doug Erickson, Representative Jason Overstreet and a representative for Representative Kristine Lytton were in attendance along with community members, families and self-advocates.
|Tyler and his mom shared the importance of his job and medical support.|
|Community members listened intently as Beverly Porter, Executive Director of The Arc, outlined the possible state budget cuts.|
|Terri Hansen, Inclusion Advocate at The Arc, advocated for thorough dental coverage for all individuals with developmental disabilities.|
|The group shared their personal stories and the impacts of the potential cuts.|
|Representative Overstreet said that he appreciated hearing directly from his constituents and to learn about their personal experiences.|
|Senator Erickson discussed priorities in the state budget and how important it was to stay connected to your elected officials.|