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PLEASE VOTE AND FORWARD!
Thanks to so many people from around the country who either came to DC or supported ADAPT from home, we once again led a charge that has (for now) saved Medicaid from efforts to destroy it.
Unfortunately, the Disability Community is likely to face many more attacks in the coming year including more efforts to cut Medicaid, undercut the ADA, underfund social services. We will also continue to experience violence against our community in its various forms and need to fight back against other ableist policies. It is clear that we are going to need ADAPT's direct action and activism more than ever!
You can help with this fight! CREDO mobile has nominated ADAPT as one of the three recipients of its October grant program. The amount ADAPT receives is determined by a public voting process.
Please go to the link below and vote for ADAPT! (Some of you may need to copy the link and paste it in your browser.)
It costs nothing. By voting with a valid email address, you can help ADAPT continue to lead the fight against the attacks on our community and to push for the Disability Integration Act which will ensure that no Disabled American is denied Life and Liberty simply because they have a disability.
Please share the link with everyone you know over all of your networks and ask them to vote for ADAPT.
The ADAPT Community
The Disability History Museum hosts a Library of virtual artifacts, Education curricula, and Museum exhibits. These programs are designed to foster research and study about the historical experiences of people with disabilities and their communities.
Click Here to find out more.
NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH, 2017
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the many contributions of American workers with disabilities and reaffirm our admiration of the skills and talents they bring to today's workplace.
Every American who is willing and able to work should have the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families. This includes the 30 million American adults with disabilities. Many Americans with disabilities struggle to find employment opportunities, despite the wealth of skills they have to offer. In 2016, only 27.7 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities were employed. More employers should recognize the fresh perspectives and skills these men and women can add to an innovation-focused workforce. They are an incredible asset to our economy. Our goal is to help ensure that they experience the independence, economic self-sufficiency, pride, and community that come with a job.
Creating and maintaining a strong and robust American workforce is one of my Administration's top priorities. We will ensure that people who want to work have the support they need to remain on the job. Employees, along with their employers, their families, and the economy all suffer when they are forced to leave the labor force due to illness or accident. We must be able to act quickly to support these workers in their time of need. I, therefore, have directed the Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration, and other Federal agencies to identify effective strategies to help people stay at work or return to work, focusing on early intervention with Americans recently rendered disabled due to injury or a health condition.
We are committed to giving all Americans opportunities to gain the skills they need to fill the jobs of the 21st century. We know that includes Americans with disabilities, who want to work, provide for themselves and their families, contribute to their communities, and build up our Nation. We will stand alongside them to help turn their American Dreams into reality.
The Congress, by Joint Resolution approved August 11, 1945, as amended (36 U.S.C. 121), has designated October of each year as "National Disability Employment Awareness Month."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 2017 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I call upon government and labor leaders, employers, and the great people of the United States to recognize the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities across our land.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP
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"ADA Live!" free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.
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On this episode of "Resource Central," host Joe Reinecker talks with Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) Christina Blair out of the Pittsburg office. Blair explains that the 30th annual "Project Warmth" fundraiser is being held on Thursday, October 5th. The project, which raises money to assist with the utilities of low-income families, is being held at the Pittsburg Municipal Auditorium between the hours of 11 am - 2pm and 4 pm to 5:30 pm. The dinner will serve chili and potato soup (with choice of pie) and costs $6 for adults and $3 for children.