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Appeal City of Watertown's Denial of "Blue Clock" for National Autism Awareness Day

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Recently a letter was submitted to the City Council of Watertown asking if the color of the clock on Public Square could be changed to blue on April 2, for Worldwide Autism Awareness Day, that letter was "respectfully declined".  The recent debate to change the clock green for St. Patrick's Day and the Irish Festival made people ponder as to why it couldn't be changed to show support for other causes.  “I do think there are certain events throughout the year that promote downtown Watertown and we want to support those events,” Councilman Joseph M. Butler Jr. said. “It’s an extra special action, I think, that just overall promotes the downtown area and the feedback that I’ve received was very positive.”  Mayor Graham commented:  "I would agree we should just think about it some more and perhaps come up with those events we’re willing to support with lights if the council feels appropriate, delineate those, and then we haven’t got to have the debate again,” he said. “There will be somebody coming in with something else, but at that point, sometimes you’ve just got to say, ‘no.’”

In Watertown and surrounding areas the percentage of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders is increasing daily. The purpose of getting signatures is to show the city how many people support this disability and how many families it affects.  We're hoping they will consider turning the clock blue on April 2.


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