Tell Your Representatives to Help People with Disabilities Find Work
Labor Day is a holiday to honor workers. It is a day of festive outings, spending time with family and hosting cookouts.For millions of unemployed people with disabilities, however, the holiday is bittersweet. Only 35 percent of people with disabilities report being employed compared to 78 percent of those who do not have disabilities, with three times as many living in poverty. The majority of people with disabilities report that their disability has made it difficult to find a job.People with disabilities want to work, and they can work, but the government must do more to ensure they are provided employment opportunities.
Sadly, this unemployment crisis is rarely mentioned during political campaigns. This problem cannot be ignored any longer. Please challenge your Representative and Senators to share their ideas during their election campaign on how they will alleviate this crisis: send them a quick e-mail now.
And don't forget to tell your friends to take action as well!