Aug 10 2012

Be a Regional Coordinator for the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign

Posted by BPDD at 7:33 PM
- Categories: BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Help make the campaign a success in your region; stipends available

In October, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) conducts the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign to raise awareness about the importance of community-integrated employment for people with disabilities. During the campaign, people with disabilities who have community-integrated jobs at a competitive wage invite their legislator to visit them at their workplace. Legislators see firsthand how people with disabilities utilize their talents, enhance their work environment, and ultimately contribute to Wisconsin’s tax base.

Our goal is for every legislator in Wisconsin to have a visit. That’s where you come in.

To help accomplish this goal, the BPDD is recruiting Regional Coordinators (RC) who know people with disabilities who are working in community-integrated settings for competitive wages and/or have connections to find such people. RCs may also recruit facilitators, help schedule visits, etc.

For the campaign, the state is divided into 14 regions based on legislative districts. Most regions include two or three Senate districts and six or nine Assembly districts, respectively.

RCs will participate in conference calls with BPDD staff so we can work together to execute an effective and successful campaign in every region. RCs will be paid a stipend of $250 at the conclusion of the campaign.

If you are interested in being a Regional Coordinator, complete and submit a Regional Coordinator Application by noon on Friday, August 24, 2012. Qualified applicants will be selected and assigned to regions immediately, so apply as soon as possible. More information is available on the BPDD website.

If you have questions about coordinating a region, please contact Joshua Ryf at or (608) 261-7829.



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