Voice Your Choice by Dec. 15th!

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Be AWARE:

On November 15, 2019, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a public briefing to discuss the law that enables Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs)) to pay a Special Minimum Wage Provision 14(c) to people with disabilities in work training.

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Be ADVISED:

  • The Special Minimum Wage Provision 14c of the law is a vital tool that enables CRPs to offer work training programs for individuals with significant disabilities who choose to work in an environment where they have friendships, support and purposeful
  • Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities benefit from work training
  • The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearing did not present the Special Minimum Wage Provision 14c and work training programs in a fair and balanced manner. Of the 20 professionals on the panel, only 2 supported the importance of work training programs.
  • A report will follow this Hearing and it is feared the Commission will recommend elimination of work training programs that use the Special Minimum Wage Provision

TAKE ACTION:

  • The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is accepting comments on this issue by email or letter. Comments are due by December 15,
  • If you value work training CHOICE offered by your local CRP, it is vital to SPEAK UP!
  • Family members, friends, self-advocates all must
  • Consider the following simple statements:
    • I work at (name of CRP) and I support 14(c)”
    • “I am a parent/ family member/caregiver/friend of an individual who works at a CRP, and I fully support 14(c).
    • Add your personal story!

SEND COMMENTS:

A-Team Grassroots System Inc. 501 c (4)

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