ADVOCACY

Support for individuals with disabilities by influencing decisions within political, economic, and social realms.

YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO HELP WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

 

ATTENTION all individuals, employees, families, guardians, and advocates – WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Currently, there is a proposed bill called “Raise the Wage Act,” which increases federal minimum wage for employees over a five-year period.

Within the bill is a proposal to discontinue the issuing of 14c certificates. These special minimum wage certificates allow for workers with disabilities, whose productivity or performance may be impaired, to receive an adjusted wage.

 

The certificate currently gives The Arc Madison Cortland the opportunity to provide valuable employment to individuals with disabilities. This also aids us, as well as other nonprofits and companies, in creating an inclusive and diverse work environment.

While we do not have a position on the overall bill, we STRONGLY OPPOSE the phasing out of 14c of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

With this certificate, we are able to employ community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our Alternatives Industry enterprise. 

 

There, these individuals gain beneficial vocational abilities, including learning new skills, enhancing productivity, quality, and efficiency, and working as a team.

We need YOU to contact your local legislators TODAY!

Ask these individuals to remove the component about 14c from the proposed “Raise the Wage Act” bill.

Advocacy

SENATOR CHARLES E. SCHUMER

100 South Clinton Street, Room 841

Syracuse, NY 13261

(315) 423-5471

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SENATOR KRISTEN GILLIBRAND

100 South Clinton Street, Room 1470

Syracuse, NY 13261

(315) 448-0470

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Advocacy

MADISON COUNTY MOTIVATORS

The Madison County Motivators is one of the largest self-advocacy groups in New York State, motivated to educate people with developmental disabilities.

Each month, the Motivators meet to discuss their rights and the future of advocacy. Throughout the year, the group also attend a variety of mini-workshops, including self-directed supports, bullying and abuse prevention, service coordination, budget cuts, and advocacy. 

The Madison County Motivators venture to both of the Regional SANYS Conference held each year in May at the Driver’s Village Carnegie Hall in Syracuse, NY, and the September SANYS State Conference in Albany, NY.

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SUE LITERA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

315-363-3389 ext. 1616
sue.litera@arcofmc.org