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Capitol Disability Day

A contingent of members of the FREED Center for independent Living in Nevada County will join others in Sacramento tomorrow for the 11th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day.  Justin Harford is the Disability Community Advocate for Freed and says they have a list of initiatives and bills they would like some action on.
Click here to listen to Justin Harford

The group is supporting Senate Bill 1109 that would require fair wage for  all workers including those with disabilities for the award of  state contracts.
There’s also a ballot initiative on the November Ballot that would require 75 hours of training for all IHSS (In Home Support Services) workers, Harford says  that could have a negative effect on the ability for the disabled to receive in home help.
Click here to listen to Justin Harford

On the Federal level, FREED is pushing for fair wages for workers with disabilities.  Harford says some Industries, such as Good Will pay their workers as little as $2 an hour and in one case 25 Cents an hour.
Disability Capitol Action Day kicks off at 9am tomorrow at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

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