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February 19, 2019Advocacy Matters

Listen to Advocacy Matters February 19, 2019: Raise the Wage Act 2019

Disability Matters Radio Show with Joyce Bender

February 19, 2019

Raise the Wage Act of 2019

Thanks to Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, our community has legislation that would amend section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and transition out of the subminimum wage for people with disabilities.

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Helpful links and information:

H.R. 582


S 150


National Disability Rights Network Letter of Support – Raise the Wage Act


National Sign-On Letter for the Raise the Wage Act


Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121




U.S. House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee

Full Committee Hearing

“Gradually Raising the Minimum Wage to $15: Good for Workers, Good for Businesses, and Good for the Economy.”

Thursday, February 7, 2019


The Leadership Conference Education Fund Report

Bare Minimum: Why We Need to  Raise Wages for America’s Lowest-Paid Families


Rooted in Rights Video

Bottom Dollars