Support Employment First Legislation for Pennsylvania
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#IWantToWork is a social media self-advocacy campaign guided by one simple, but powerful belief: people with disabilities who can work, who want to work, deserve to work. Powered by young people with disabilities, #IWantToWork focuses on creating and advocating policies that support the employment of people with disabilities at competitive wages in integrated settings.
The #IWantToWork campaign supports PA Employment First legislation. Employment First legislation is about making sure people with skills, talent, dedication and desire who just happen to have a disability can get a meaningful job. It’s about helping employers find and retain talented, loyal employees. It’s about helping move people from dependency to independence. Most of all, it’s about removing more of the barriers blocking people with disabilities from having productive, fulfilling lives.
We have strong bipartisan support and the backing of a growing coalition of business, labor and other organizations advocating alongside people with disabilities. The passage of Employment First legislation would cement the impact of Governor Wolf’s Employment First Executive Order, which expires when he leaves office.
Enacting this PA Employment First legislation will put Pennsylvania with the 22 other states in helping people with disabilities and work consistent with new federal rules.
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