As part of the Buddy Walk® on Washington, NDSS seeks to honor those in the Down syndrome community that work tirelessly throughout the year as advocates, leaders and change makers in the area of public policy. Our own Sarah has been chosen as Advocate of the Year 2011!! Congratulations, Sarah! You deserve it!
In Honor of Sarah Brachman’s Advocacy for Down Syndrome, Hon. Pete Sessions (Extensions of Remarks – January 12, 2011)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Mr. SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Sarah Brachman, the National Down Syndrome Society’s 2011 Advocate of the Year.
Sarah Brachman has interned countless hours for my office as well as our colleague Congressman Ben Chandler. Some of her duties have included, but not limited, to the expansion of membership for the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus while garnering support for legislation important to the caucus’ initiatives. Sarah single-handedly recruited over 30 Members of Congress to join the caucus.
Sarah courageously speaks with individuals and groups about her daily life as an individual who lives with Down syndrome. As a direct result of Sarah’s dedication and leadership, countless individuals have been educated on the concerns of the individuals with Down syndrome.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my esteemed colleagues to join me in congratulating Sarah Brachman for her devoted service as an advocate for Down syndrome.