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February 18, 2003
Promoting Independence Day

Austin Mayor Gus Garcia delivers proclamation


Dennis Borel with Jennifer McPhail, Odessa Pierce, Will Brown, Dawn Baldwin and Mayor GarciaCTD Executive Director Dennis Borel was on hand to receive a proclamation from Mayor Gus Garcia dedicating February 18, 2003 as Promoting Independence Day in Austin. Over 500 disability advocates from all over Texas gathered in Austin to engage in public policy discussions, hold a march and rally at the State Capitol and visit legislators. Said Garcia:

Individuals, agencies and advocacy groups--working together--can facilitate independent living for people with disabilities.

Press Contact:
Dennis Borel
Project Director
(512) 478-3366