"I join the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in thanking President Obama and Department of Secretary of Labor Perez for working to increase economic opportunity for all Americans. It is with this in mind that I also urge you to make certain that people with disabilities are not excluded from those efforts.
Workers with disabilities, including those now making less than minimum wage under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, must be included in the President's forthcoming executive order on a $10.10/hour minimum wage for government contractors.
"All government contractors" should mean all government contractors, including those with disabilities."
"Fear is a powerful factor for many sheltered workshop proponents, but the vision of a better economic future and a life of one's own for those with disabilities is stronger."