Senator Edward Kennedy Dies – In memoriam, DIW goes dark.

Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died last night.  Perhaps more than any other individual, Senator Kennedy’s commitment and dedication to the well-being of vulnerable populations has lead to the enactment of groundbreaking legislation. This has included the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, the Family Medical Leave Act, and other laws that have changed the course of this nation and have exemplified him as the champion of the common man.

Out of respect and in honor of everything “Ted” has done for people with disabilities over his decades in the Senate, the Day in Washington blog will go dark.  We have lost a great advocate; he will be missed.

Children outside te Kennedy home with a sign that reads "Teddy, thank you for your service to our country, our communities and our families.  God bless you!

Children outside te Kennedy home with a sign that reads "Teddy, thank you for your service to our country, our communities and our families. God bless you!