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Former Nevada assembly member Sharron Angle has proven she's not a friend of the autism community. At a Tea Party rally, Angle said some people are claiming arbitrary symptoms "under the umbrella of autism." Her exact words: "Everything they want to throw at us is covered under 'autism' so that's a mandate that you have to pay for...those are the kinds of things we want to get rid of."

Her comments are dangerous and imply that autism treatment shouldn't be mandated within the insurance industry. But many people living with autism can't cover the expensive therapy out of pocket and need assistance in reaching that kind of help.

Worse than any of her remarks, Angle STILL has yet to apologize. Her campaign staff has even defended her comments.

There is no defense for the insensitivity Angle has demonstrated. Tell her to take responsibility and apologize for her terrible remarks. Then click more info to watch Angle's clip!

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Dear Sharron Angle,

The remarks you made in 2009 about autism and autism insurance coverage were downright hateful. You implied that people are taking advantage of an autism insurance mandate by claiming they "falsely label other symptoms as under the umbrella of autism." You even used air quotes around the word "autism."

Autism therapy can cost families into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Most average families could never foot these bills out of pocket. That's why it's necessary that insurance carriers are mandated to provide this kind of treatment and therapy. The disorder that you so cleverly put into quotes is a real issue that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. Add to that number the family members and friends who lend help and care to their loved ones with autism. That's how many people you offended by what you said.

Worse, you have never once apologized for your comments. In fact, your campaign team has repeatedly attempted to defend them.

You need to admit you were wrong once and for all and apologize to the autism community.

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Nov 14, 2017 Samantha Trosky
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Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
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Jul 23, 2017 Julie Martin
Jul 23, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jun 24, 2017 Miriam Feehily
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May 4, 2017 Patricia Poole Why are you too proud to apologize???
Apr 18, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Apr 11, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Mar 6, 2017 Leslie Williams
Mar 2, 2017 Marcia Robinson How can you be so callous? Shame on you for your hateful message.
Feb 27, 2017 (Name not displayed) SOUNDS like a tea party member, frankly. They don't want to be taxed or have to pay for ANYONE outside of their own family, as if this was the 17th century in backwoods America!
Feb 25, 2017 Melissa Mercey
Feb 13, 2017 julian zrnic
Feb 10, 2017 Cathy Upton No one should talk about a person who does not have the mental capacity to understand
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 2, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 25, 2017 Darnie Hibbler-Nelson
Jan 24, 2017 Dr. Connell Walker What or with whom was Ms. Angle angry? If someone is diagnosed as having autism, there's the proof. Helping someone who has it is a privilege, not a "have to" chore to "get rid of." Did Ms. Angle really understand her role as public servant?
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
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Nov 21, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 15, 2016 Jairo Arana
Nov 2, 2016 Becky Bunch
Oct 24, 2016 Pam Novotny We wonder why our children are such bullies. Our nation is overly violent because our leaders at all levels have no respect for people outside of their political and religion affiliations. Apologize? Never be allowed a job supported tax dollars. Unfit!
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