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Help Us Reach 1,000 Signatures to Reform AbilityOne!

We are so close to achieving 1,000 signatures for AbilityOne Reform. We have 800, and only need 200 more to reach our goal of 1,000 signatures.

Please consider signing the petition and sharing this link with your members, affiliates, chapters, family, friends, colleagues, and others.

The AbilityOne program is mandated to award federal contracts to employ people with disabilities. Last year those contracts totaled $2.8 billion. However, some of those contractors are not hiring enough people with significant disabilities to comply with their federal mandates, or, when they do, contractors are paying some disabled workers sub-minimum wages and overwhelmingly employing them in segregated environments – all while they rake in tens of millions of federal dollars for their executives. [Read more at change.org…]

Comments

  1. Scott M Crawford says:

    Exploiting people with disabilities while purporting to help employ them is as reprehensible as it gets. The perpetrators of this fraud need to be in prison.

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