We Break Down Barriers That Exclude People With Disabilities.
Jobs change lives.
Today, fifty four million Americans - roughly 1 in 6 - personally experience some form of disability. Yet, twenty years after Congress enacted the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities still do not have an equal opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
Today, working age adults with disabilities are almost three times more likely to live in poverty because their annual household income is 56% of income for people without disabilities.
Today, only 22% of adult workers with disabilities are employed, and their employment rate is at least 40 points lower than the employment rate of adults without disabilities.
These dismal statistics offer evidence of severe shortcomings in our country's and Washington State's efforts to break down the barriers that exclude people with disabilities and deprive them of true equality, opportunity and independence.
We believe it is good public policy, to help people who want to work, find a job that allows them to care for themselves and live a fulfilling life in their community. Tax dollars invested in employment services provide tax payers an excellent return and reduce the need for other services.
We believe communities benefit in their society as the barriers facing people with disabilities are dismantled and all citizens are included in everyday life.
If you also believe that people with disabilities should have the opportunity to work and become self-supporting, tax-paying citizens, then join our campaign. Together, we will change public policy and elect officials who will break down the barriers and stereotypes that are keeping people unemployed.
Job advocacy for people with disabilities requires more than just having the "right" position on issues. It takes having the proper financial resources to deliver our message and support those who "champion" our cause.
Your financial contribution to this Political Action Committee will be used to lobby the Washington State Legislature on behalf of people with disabilities seeking community employment. The Committee will fight for policy changes and adequate funding of programs to achieve its goal of Employment For All.
During election years, the Committee will interview candidates and make endorsements. Campaign contributions, to the extent allowed by law, will be given to candidates whose positions best support the Committee's legislative platform.
The Committee Chair is Aimee Sharp, the Vice Chair is Seth Dawson, and committee members include contributors from all around Washington State.
Individual contributions from $10 to $500 thankfully accepted. Donations by check to the address shown. Or click on the Donate button below and make a contribution with a major credit card. Contributions are not tax deductible. Employment For All 201 Auburn Way N., Suite B Auburn, WA. 98002 Employment For All is an independent political action committee registered with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Treasurer Trish Borden firstname.lastname@example.org