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National APSE Director of Policy and Advocacy Invited to Testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

National APSE Director of Policy and Advocacy Invited to Testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about 14(c) and Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

On November 15, 2019, Julie Christensen, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) presented testimony about the use of 14(c) certificates and subminimum wage for people with disabilities, and recommendations for transitioning to competitive, integrated employment to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The Commission is examining the use of the 14(c) waiver program and its impact on people with disabilities. This public briefing was an opportunity to hear from advocates, civil society organizations, academic and legal experts.

Members of the public addressed the Commission in an open comment session. The Commission accepts written materials for consideration; they can be sent to subminimumwages@usccr.gov no later than December 15, 2019. The Commission plans to issue a report with actionable recommendations to address this critical civil rights issue.

You can watch National APSE's testimony from November 15, 2019 by clicking the play button below.

APSE's Testimony begins at 9:32

Download National APSE's Testimony