Skip navigation

Calls to Action

Autism Takes Center Stage at RNC

Autism was a part of the Republican National Convention this week as both Senator McCain and Governor Palin voiced their support for children and families with special needs.

Quotes from speeches:

Senator John McCain
“I fight for Americans... I fight for Jake and Toni Wimmer of Franklin County, Pa. Jake works on a loading dock, coaches Little League, and raises money for the mentally and physically disabled. Toni is a school teacher working towards her master's degree. They have two sons, the youngest, Luke, has been diagnosed with autism. Their lives should matter to the people they elect to office and they matter to me.”

Governor Sarah Palin
“And children with special needs inspire a special love. To the families of special-needs children all across this country, I have a message: For years, you sought to make America a more welcoming place for your sons and daughters. I pledge to you that if we are elected, you will have a friend and advocate in the White House."

To view full coverage of the speeches click below:

Senator McCain, September 4th
Part 1
Part 2

Governor Palin, September 3rd