Employment Advocacy Day, March 6th, was a fantastic experience.
The day was a wonderful opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to share their stories about why work matters with their legislators. Legislators learn about how a paycheck earned by individuals with disabilities can help contribute to the economy and improve lives.
Thank you to our Legislators serving in districts that incorporate King, Pierce and Kitsap Counties for meeting with Trillium on Employment Advocacy Day in Olympia to hear directly from their constituents on why work matters to them. Businesses and individuals with disabilities rely on the leadership of our elected officials to help create an inclusive workforce and support the work we do in our communities.
Special Thanks To: Shannon Turner, aide to Rep. Sherry Appleton, Sarah Myers, aide to Senator Emily Randall, Representative Michelle Caldier, staff member for Senator Tim Sheldon, Robert Barnes, aide to Representative Drew MacEwen and to Self Advocates: TJ, Drew, Cody, Craig, Madelyn, Eldon, Rashmi, Matt, Chrissy, Scott, Allison, William, and Skylar.
We are grateful for the opportunity for everyone’s voices to be heard!