Advocacy in Action

Did you know that National APSE provides support to members who are engaged in state-level policy and advocacy work? Here's a great recent example.

Recently, APSE National Board Member and Northeast Delegate, Kie O'Donnell, was invited to submit testimony related to Rhode Island House Bill No. 5723, AN ACT RELATING TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.

While preparing his remarks, Kie reached out to APSE's Public Policy Committee for input and support. This is just one of the many ways that you can leverage your membership dollars. Let us know how we can support YOU!

Kie is a white man with black hair and a moustache. He's wearing a suit and smiling.

You can read Kie's testimony HERE!

So, what is next for 14(c)? And what else is going on in Federal policy?

We have a page on our website dedicated to state legislative initiatives

Check out this short video for a summary of things we are tracking!

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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's Employment First Legislation and Policy Update

APSE's E1 Legislation and Policy Update provides a list of state-level Employment First initiatives, organized by type. Links are provided to state legislation, executive orders and policies aimed at increasing competitive, integrated employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
(Last update: Feb. 2021)

APSE's Update on 14(c) and Subminimum Wage

Learn about what is happening federally and at the state level to ensure fair wages for people with disabilities. APSE's Update on 14(c) and Subminimum Wage is updated regularly with the latest data and links to legislation.
(Last update: Jan. 2021)