In this election year, it is critical that we support legislators who have consistently championed all of our citizens. Representative Rick Stream has given his attention to crafting and supporting legislation that assists those with developmental disabilities. This is the mark of a caring legislator who understands that his jurisdiction is to help all within his district.
Rick’s son, Eric, has Downs Syndrome. Eric graduated from Kirkwood High School and is gainfully employed, earning a paycheck and contributing to our community. With support and training, it is possible for all people with developmental disabilities to find jobs, live as responsible citizens, pay taxes and contribute to the community.
Representative Stream understands the importance of funding that benefits a mass of constituents. 1.5 percent of our population has a developmental disability and will need some support throughout their lifetime, including employment services, training programs and community living programs. Our policymakers play a vital role in the hope of our future. We must support those who stand for all of us.
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