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TAKE YOUR LEGISLATOR TO WORK CAMPAIGNThursday, August 15, 2019
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and throughout the month, Iowans with Disabilities in Action will conduct the Take your Legislator to Work campaign. This campaign intends to increase awareness that every Iowan with or without a disability should have opportunities and choices to have meaningful employment in the community.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action is interested in working with people with disabilities who would like to take their legislator to work. The visit will typically last 30-45 minutes. It is your opportunity to share with your legislator(s) what you do at work and why it is important in your life.
Who can participate:
This campaign is open to any Iowan with a disability who is working in any type of employment. Before you decide to participate, ask yourself two very important questions:
- Do I have great things to say about my job and the impact it has on my life?
- Do I have a message I want to share with my legislator(s)?
If you can answer yes to both questions, then you should consider participating in the Take Your Legislator to Work campaign.
How it works:
The campaign will take place throughout October. To get started, go to the Iowans with Disabilities in Action website www.idaction.org and download the information form. Send the form back to us by September 12 and we can help you to get started. You will be responsible for talking with your employer to get approval, determining the best times for a visit and contacting your legislator to invite them to participate.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action will provide you with assistance throughout this process.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 866-432-2846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.