Oct 17 2012

Still Time to Take Your Legislator to Work

Posted by BPDD at 11:28 AM
- Categories: BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Events | Miscellaneous

Be part of this amazing campaign and show your legislator the benefit of community-integrated employment for people with disabilities!

To highlight National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is conducting the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign. Through the campaign, Wisconsin workers with disabilities who love their jobs get to show their legislator the importance of working in the community at competitive wages.

People who participate in the campaign will have their legislator visit them briefly at work sometime in October or November. Students in transition who have paid jobs are also encouraged to participate in the campaign. Check out some of the great visits from last year’s campaign!

BPDD will provide support to participants by facilitating initial contact with their legislator, scheduling their legislator’s visit, and assisting with any other logistics.

Participants will receive a Take Your Legislator to Work t-shirt to wear during their visit! Also, participants will receive the 2012 NDEAM poster to display at their workplace.

If you would like to participate and have your legislator visit you at work, submit a Participant Information Form. Sign-up now because many legislators will be very busy in the lead-up to the November elections and their calendars will fill up quickly.

If you have questions, please contact Joshua Ryf at joshua.ryf@wisconsin.gov or call 608-261-7829 or 888-332-1677.



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