Action Alerts

Advocacy in Action

Every day is an opportunity to engage in policy and advocacy and promote Employment First!

Ways to engage:

  • Call your state legislators and/or members of Congress (U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or Google the phone number for your local office)
    • Provide your name and city/state where you live
    • Briefly share your thoughts on the issues that matter to you
    • Share your personal stories
    • Additional talking points on the policy priorities of APSE are available on our website.
  • Send a Tweet or a Facebook Message to your members.

Advocacy in Action

Read below to learn about APSE's latest accomplishments surrounding public policy and advocacy. 

Call to Phase Out 14(c) and Sub-Minimum Wage by 2022

April 18, 2019

As the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to Employment First – a vision that all people with disabilities have a right to competitive employment…

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E1 Executive Order Signed in NC

March 29, 2019

On March 28, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 92 – “Employment First for North Carolinians with Disabilities.” The EO can be viewed…

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Washington State Looks to End Subminimum Wage

February 27, 2019

Advocates in Washington State have been working to end Subminimum wage for people with disabilities by helping create and supporting legislation in the 2019 Washington…

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Subminimum Wage Hearing in Oregon

February 22, 2019

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, members of the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC) – including APSE National Board Member, Ross Ryan – testified before the…

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