After years of work, ok, decades of work, it appears the Rehabilitation Act will soon be reauthorized. As reminded by Kansas Native and current President of the National Council on Disabilities, Lou Ann Kibbee, it's time to celebrate! Take a moment to thank your US Senator and remind your US Representative to vote yes on the Bipartisan and Bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. (WIOA). Apparently really long names is what gets important legislation to pass. But it does show that all parties came together on this one, finally. It's also a message to the Independent Living Community to never give up the pursuit of rights for persons with disabilities. By celebrating our success, we renew our energy and mission. So this Fourth of July while celebrating our Nations Independence, take a moment to reflect on all that means...
till next time; Audrey
Audrey Schremmer is the Executive Director of Three Rivers Inc. She considers it a blessing to be surrounded by great team members, her peers around the state and country and of course her four legged friends that come with her to work everyday.
Audrey Schremmer-Philip, Executive Director