We would like to thank our special guests State Representatives Eric Nelson, Justin Walsh and Jim Rigby for touring the WCBA today! We are so appreciative of all the support they offer our agency.
Here is a video of PA State Representative Eric Nelson’s visit to WCBA’s facility last Friday. He is helping explain the importance of sheltered workshops and the value they have for employing special needs individuals.
Don’t forget to join us Tuesday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for our Spring Open House. Everyone is invited to come to the WCBA and share in our “National Day For Choice”.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Join the WCBA as we celebrate “life side by side” all month long and help us remind everyone that we value what is important to people with disabilities and their families who are striving for everyday lives no different than that of all others!
Click below to read Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf’s proclamation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
In January, the United States House and Senate introduced companion bills to raise the minimum wage over time. The bills, H.R. 582 and S. 150, The Raise the Wage Act, include language that would eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would eviscerate opportunities for people with significant disabilities who enjoy and want to keep their jobs.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, the House Education and Labor Committee intends to mark up H.R. 582 in preparation of sending it to the floor for a vote. YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO TELL CONGRESS THAT 14(C) IS A VITAL OPTION FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF WORK. Go to the ACCSES Action Center RIGHT NOW and tell your Members of Congress to not let this Bill go to the House floor with this provision in it and, if it does, to VOTE NO.
When the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing recently on the Raise the Wage Act, only people who spoke against 14(c) were included on the Panel. YOUR VOICE MUST BE HEARD. ACT NOW. Send an Action Alert. Call your Members of Congress, particularly your Representatives, and tell them to remove this provision of the Bill or VOTE NO. Tweet your Members. Facebook your Members. Get your message heard.
Thanks to everyone who attended the WCBA’s Spring Gala, Havana Nights. We had record setting attendance with more than 200 guests this year!
Thanks again to all of our sponsors for supporting this event and helping make it a special night!
You can read more about the event and see a few photos in this TribLive article, “Out & About: Blind Association treats guests to a night in Havana“.