Register Now for GCDD's Take Your Legislator To Work Day
The goal of Take Your Legislator To Work Day is to show the far reaching benefits to employers, employees and communities alike of hiring people with disabilities as well as to create opportunities for Georgians with disabilities to form and nurture relationships with their elected officials. This month-long event coincides with NDEAM, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary with the 2018 theme America's Workforce: Empowering All.
GCDD's Take Your Legislator to Work Day is an opportunity for employees with disabilities to invite their legislator(s) to visit them at work. Any Georgian who is employed in an integrated setting and who identifies as having a disability is encouraged to apply. We believe that visiting an employee at work is the best way to show legislators that people with disabilities want to work and are as capable as anyone at working in real jobs for real wages. We also believe your elected officials will best understand the positive impact of publicly funded employment supports if they see those in action.
Participation is simple! Just click here to start the registration process and someone from GCDD will contact you within five business days to review your eligibility, process your application, and discuss next steps.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to wait to hear from GCDD first BEFORE you contact your legislator so that we can help ensure you have a successful visit and provide you with the tools you will need.
Take Your Legislator to Work Day is open to any person with a disability that lives in Georgia and works in a community integrated setting earning at or above minimum wage.