Let’s Even Out the Employment Playing Field

If you are an individual with a developmental disability, a parent, support person or advocate, please take time to review this and consider voicing your support. Many thanks to Area Board XI for putting this information together!  

Stand

Assembly Bill 1041 – EMPLOYMENT FIRST POLICY

If Governor Brown signs AB 1041, it becomes the law!

AB 1041 (Chesbro) will tell the regional centers to make it their highest priority to support people with developmental disabilities to get regular jobs with good pay. This will make employment a real choice at IPP meetings. If you have questions, please contact the State Council on Developmental Disabilities at 916-322-8481.   SCDD1

Call or Write:

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814

Fax: (916) 558-3160      Phone: (916) 445-2841

Calling is easy! Just call the phone number and tell the receptionist who you are (you may have to hold for a while). Say you want Governor Brown to Sign AB 1041, Employment First Policy. Tell them that people with developmental disabilities deserve a chance at good jobs with good pay. Thank them for their time.

Writing is easy! Write by hand or type it. Keep it short! (See sample below.) (1) Say who you are. (2) Say you support AB 1041, the Employment First Policy. (3) Write a sentence or two to tell him why this is important to you. (4) Ask him to sign AB 1041. (5) Say thank you and sign the letter. (6) Include your return address.

Sample Letter

September 13, 2013

Governor Jerry Brown

State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814

Re:  Please Sign AB 1041, Employment First Policy

Dear Governor Brown,

I am ____________ (a person with a developmental disability, parent, support person, advocate, etc).

I support AB 1041 (Chesbro), the employment first policy bill. (Write a sentence or two about why this is important to you).

Please support people with developmental disabilities to find good jobs, with decent pay, in their communities. Please sign AB 1041, Employment First Policy.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Your Name & Address

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