Take Your Legislator to Work Day

The 2014 NDEAM theme, EXPECT.EMPLOY.EMPOWER. appears in large white letters at the center of the poster on a blue backdrop of a collage of images of people with disabilities in a variety of work settings. On the right side is a large image from the back of a female wheelchair user. On the back of her chair are the words What can YOU do? The words at the bottom on a silver banner include National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DOL’s logo with the words Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor and ODEP’s website: www.dol.gov/odep.As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM),  the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) will be conducting a state-led Take Your Legislator to Work Day campaign.Take Your Legislator to Work Day encourages employees with disabilities to invite their legislator(s) to visit their workplace to show first-hand the power of community-integrated employment for people with disabilities. The objective of this campaign is to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and the belief that employment and careers should be the expected and preferred outcomes of all publicly funded services for individuals with disabilities.

Want to do this in your state? Learn more with the Take Your Legislator To Work Day Campaign Toolkit.