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Arc of Pikes Peak Region campaigning to remove “r” word

Posted at 6:45 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 15:51:46-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region is campaigning to remove the “r” word when referring to people with disabilities.

Supporters gathered at the Arc Thrift Store at the Uintah Gardens Shopping Center Wednesday asking customers to sign a banner in support of ending the reference.

Supporters say it is a disrespectful and demeaning term.

The campaign was started nationally by the Special Olympics.