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Help us raise awareness about the hurtfulness of the R-word by pledging and sharing your stories year round.  Spread the Word to End the Word!

The R-word is the word 'retard(ed)'. Why does it hurt? The R-word hurts because it is exclusive. It's offensive. It's derogatory.

Our campaign, to be held on Wednesday, March 1st, asks people to pledge to stop saying the R-word as a starting point toward creating more accepting attitudes and communities for all people. Language affects attitudes and attitudes affect actions. Pledge today to use respectful, people-first language. Visit www.r-word.org to pledge now and learn more.

Want to host your own "Spread the Word to End the Word" day of awareness in your community? You can find R-word Activation Tool Kits for purchase at www.r-wordstore.com along with individual merchandise items for sale like t-shirts, stickers, bracelets and much more.

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