Senate President Steve Sweeney Received the Good Samaritan Award from Easterseals New Jersey

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Originally from NJ Insider

Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney received the Good
Samaritan award from Easterseals New Jersey at their 49th
annual awards dinner in Edison. Senator Sweeney was given
the award for his steadfast commitment to improving the lives
of individuals with disabilities.

“I ran for public office because I believe everyone deserves to
live a fulfilling life. I came in to politics because I saw that the
intellectual and developmental disabilities community was
being woefully underserved. While I have pursued policies and
legislation to provide opportunities for this community,
groups like Easterseals New Jersey have been doing the hard
work on the ground supporting people with special needs every
single day,” said Senator Sweeney
(D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I’m honored to have
received this award, but there is still a lot of work yet to be
done. I look forward to working with the Easterseals
organization in the years to come so that together we can
provide even greater opportunities for New Jerseyans living
with disabilities to live full, productive and self-sufficient
Easterseals is a nonprofit organization that helps children and
adults with disabilities and special needs live better lives for
nearly a century. Founded in 1948, they have worked to enrich
the lives of people living with disabilities and special needs and
those who care about them by providing opportunities to live,
learn, work and play in their communities.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Senate President Sweeney
as an ally in the Legislature working for individuals living with
intellectual and developmental disabilities. This state and our
community owe him a debt of gratitude for all the work he has
done to advance the lives of persons with special needs,” said
Angela Mack, Easterseals’ Director of Employment
Development. “We cannot thank the Senate President enough
for all the work he has done, and we expect to work alongside
him for years to come.”

Easterseals NJ annually provides services to about 9,000
individuals with disabilities in New Jersey.

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