Federal threat to day programs is real – write or call today

From our partners at MOHR:

We at MOHR wish you the best over the holidays, a joyful time with family and friends, renewing relationships and savoring memories.

Unfortunately, a threat looms at the national level that requires a response from those who care about day programs for people with disabilities.

TIME bills have been proposed to do away with the commensurate wage. If passed, the Transitional Integration and Meaningful Employment Act would greatly harm most of our member organizations who use the special wage rate in promoting job opportunities for their program participants. It would surely reduce the number of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

MOHR is on top of this, and has prepped some sample letters to be used as templates from different constituents. Each can be also used as a basis for phone calls to all of Minnesota’s representatives in the U.S. House and senators Klobuchar and Franken. The samples are a great start for you and others.

We wrote them for parents and guardians, organizational heads, and even employers. Would you take a few minutes and submit your own letters of opposition to TIME?

Thanks in advance for sharing these sample letters with your parents and guardians of people with disabilities, their programs and employers in your community.
Let’s continue to serve others, and preserve their right to choose their own path.

Have a Happy New Year!

Mike Burke
MOHR President

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Click to Download Sample Letters to send to your Representatives
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Click to Download Sample Letters to send to your Senators
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