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Keep up the pressure to Save ABC RampUp!
  Friday 23 May 2014
 
Dear ,
 
You might have recently signed our Save ABC RampUp! petition. Thanks for being part of the grass-roots campaign calling on the ABC and the Federal Government to preserve the ABC Ramp Up website.

This is the only consistent voice for people with disability in the mainstream media!

No one can doubt that we need our own voice after yesterday’s Daily Telegraph story, “NSW Disability Support Pensioners now outnumber Australia’s total war wounded by more than 44,000: Slackers and slouch hats” People with disability still have a long way to go until attitudes change and we are portrayed fairly in the media as citizens who deserve a fair go.
 
 
Image: ABC RampUp website
 
ABC Ramp Up provides the online mainstream platform for people with disability to voice their concerns, struggles and realities, especially at a time when Government has indicated it is moving ahead with measures which will negatively impact on many people with disability. Now that the dedicated role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission is to be removed, more than ever people with disability need this independent mainstream voice.

With over 15,000 signatures, join us for a concerted push to reach 20,000 signatures. This will send a very strong message to the ABC Managing Director, Mark Scott and the Government to reconsider defunding the online disability website, ABC Ramp Up at the end of June 2014.

Please share and promote the petition as far and wide as you can. Your networks are vital in this push for the voice of people with disability to be heard. 
 
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