2018 Take Your Legislator to Work Day
Registration is now open!
The earlier you register, the easier scheduling will be with your legislators!
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is excited to announce the return of Take Your Legislator to Work Day! This month-long event coincides with NDEAM, which is celebrating its 70th anniversiary with the 2018 theme America's Workforce: Empowering All. 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.
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 undersand the positive impact of publically 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.
Deadline to register is October 5, 2018.
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.