190306 Spread The Word Day
James Neiss/Staff Photographer
Niagara Falls, NY - Richard Hermanson and Kelly Gardner of People Ink, were on had at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Golisano Center collecting signatures for Spread the Word to End the "R" Word day on March 7th, a campaign to encourage people to stop using the word retard.
Spread the Word to End the Word is a United States national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the word retard. End the "R" word advocates believe the use of the word “retard” in colloquial and everyday speech is hurtful and dehumanizing to individuals with special needs.