Transcript for Campaign Against the 'R' Word
Give me just a moment of your time because some words when used to -- -- -- And unfairly hurt today as the global awareness day for campaign the Special Olympics is embarking on -- events and pledges and drives all over the world it's called spread the word to end the word had sponsored by its present Special Olympics. And best buddies to raise awareness of how the. Most people say oh it's just a -- it's just the way we speak it doesn't actually do anything. We have seen drawn out time and time again the brutal fashion in which. Society has treated people -- -- disabilities here today now in the United States America. Let's just remember that the power of speech has changed the world. It can change lives they can make people feel better -- can also make them feel worse so so far more than ten million people worldwide have made a hand written an online pledges to stop using the go to abcnews.com.
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