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APSE’s Legislative Action Center keeps you up to date on proposed policy changes that could impact Employment First – and provides tools and tips to make your advocacy easy and effective.

APSE Supports the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act

Call Congress to let them know that we support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities!

Our Message:

In 2021, disability rights law, the modernization of the business
marketplace, and advances in available community employment supports make 14(c) no longer necessary or acceptable. Support HR2373!
#RealWorkRealPay
#EmploymentFirst


If your Member of Congress is a member of the House Education & Labor Committee, please call and thank them (and make sure they are a co-sponsor of the bill!). A list of committee members can be found by clicking here.

We need co-sponsors and support for this bill in the House. Please call, email or Tweet at your Members.

Click to contact your Representative!

We also need co-sponsors in the Senate - particularly Republican co-sponsors. Please call, email, or Tweet your Senators.

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Advocacy in Action: Steps for State Advocacy


What can I do? 

APSE urges our members to contact your Members of Congress and your State Legislators to tell them that #ESPsAreDSPs and #DSPsAreEssential!

Share your stories about the impact of COVID-19 in your local community.

In particular, we want to tell:

  • Stories of people with disabilities who are working in essential jobs during the crisis, and the ways employment supports help to keep them safe and successful during the crisis.
  • Stories of people with disabilities who have been unable to keep jobs during the pandemic, and why.
  • Stories of how the disability provider system has adapted in real-time to ensure continued delivery of services (and the challenges faced).
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Action Alert: We need to hear from you!

July 14, 2021

It’s been one year since APSE launched the first COVID impact survey. Survey data has been a critical piece of our policy & advocacy work.…

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Action Alert: Round 4 COVID-19 Impact Survey

June 18, 2021

It’s been one year since APSE launched the first COVID impact survey. Survey data has been a critical piece of our policy & advocacy work.…

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April Policy Updates

April 27, 2021

For a change of pace, let’s start with some good news! Congratulations to Washington State as SB5284, a bill to eliminate subminimum wage for people…

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Action Alert: Help Advance Racial and Social Equity in Employment for People with Disabilities

April 15, 2021

APSE Supports the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act – Call Congress to let them know that we support competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities!

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