[Jobs] Petition Fair Pay for People with Disabilities: Pass the TIME Act

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Mon Aug 20 21:08:10 UTC 2018


Pass the TIME Act


 

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381 have signed. Let's get to 500!

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National Down Syndrome Society <https://www.change.org/o/ndss>  started this
petition to U.S. House of Representatives
<https://www.change.org/decision-makers/u-s-house-of-representatives>  and 1
other

My name is Kayla McKeon. As the first registered federal lobbyist with Down
syndrome, I need your help to show Congress it's time to pass the
Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act, H.R. 1377,
a bill which will make it illegal for employers to pay individuals with
disabilities anything less than a minimum wage.

It's a little known fact that the majority of people with disabilities in
our nation are paid below the federal minimum wage - sometimes as little as
30 cents an hour. There is no other class of people that employers can
legally pay so little.
People with disabilities are ready, willing and able to work but struggle to
gain economic self-sufficiency due to the antiquated laws that hold us back.

Now is the time to claim our civil right to earn a fair and equal wage!

The National Down Syndrome Society, the leading human rights organization
for all individuals with Down syndrome, has identified subminimum wage as
one of the issues that we need and can work quickly to change.

Passing the TIME Act will amend Section 14c of the Fair Labor Standards Act
that allows employers to pay individuals with disabilities below minimum
wage. Passing the TIME Act will be a huge step forward for individuals with
Down syndrome and other disabilities.

I love being the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome because I get
to work with representatives and senators to help make our lives better. I
have always believed if they can see my face or others with a personal
story, they will remember us when they are voting.

I want them to remember me and how I am capable of doing this job and
deserve to be paid fair and equal wages. My friends deserve the same - they
are capable and deserve to be paid accordingly, that is why I am working so
hard to pass the TIME Act.

Join me in my fight for a fair and equal wage for all people with
disabilities. Please sign this petition to show your support and ask your
elected representative to cosponsor the TIME Act, H.R. 1377.

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Michael Evers

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