DNC on National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 1, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez, DNC Disability Council Chair Tony Coelho, and DNC Disability Council Member Joyce Bender released the following statement:
“Every day, Americans with disabilities help fuel our economy. They bring diverse experiences, critical skills, and new perspectives to the workforce, and they deserve equal opportunity and dignity in the workplace.
“Our nation has made great strides toward building a more inclusive economy for Americans with disabilities. But we still have work to do. Across the country, people with disabilities still face barriers in the workplace and high unemployment rates. Democrats believe no one should be denied the dignity of work because of a disability. We believe people with disabilities deserve fair wages and employment protections. That’s why our party has banned sub-minimum wage contracts at our convention, and opposes them in our party platform. And we will keep fighting for the disability community every day.”