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Bismarck, ND, October 25 – “North Dakota leads the nation in the employment of people with disabilities,” said North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum in a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Citing pre-pandemic statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Gov. Burgum emphasized that “workplaces that welcome the talents of all people, including people [click to continue...]

Little Rock, AR, October 25 – “Individuals with disabilities offer a wide range of expertise and play an integral role in our efforts to build an inclusive community,” said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson in a proclamation marking October as Kansas Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Hutchinson also noted “the value and talent that people with [click to continue...]

Hartford, CT, October 21 – “I am proud of the way that Connecticut has been seen as a leader in protecting the rights of people with disabilities,” said Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont in a public statement marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Lamont went on to add that he was “particularly proud of [click to continue...]

Lincoln, NE, October 15 – Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency dedicated to supporting the aspirations of jobseekers with disabilities, joins other private and public sectors in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October. In a public statement, Nebraska VR Director Lindy Foley reiterated her state and her agency’s critical work to support thousands [click to continue...]

Lansing, MI, October 15 – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer reaffirmed her state’s commitment “to an inclusive community that increases access and opportunities to all, including individuals with disabilities” today in a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Whitmer also called attention to the hard work “of agencies throughout the state whose mission is [click to continue...]

Topeka, KS, October 12 – Kansas recognizes “the skills, reliability and productivity that Kansans with disabilities brings to our workforce,” said Governor Laura Kelly in a proclamation marking October as Kansas Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Kelly also recommitted her state to an “Employment First policy, [supporting] the efforts of business leadership networks in Kansas City [click to continue...]

Raleigh, NC, October 8 – North Carolina must “increase opportunities for fair wages, career employment, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities,” said Governor Roy Cooper in a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Cooper also recommitted to “transforming state government into a model employer of people with disabilities” according to Executive [click to continue...]

St. Paul, MN, October 8 – “Individuals with disabilities are valuable and skillful workers, as well as productive contributors and taxpayers in the workforce,” said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz in a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Gov. Walz’s proclamation highlighted “the decades of activism and advocacy by the disability community” which have [click to continue...]

Madison, WI, October 7 – In a proclamation marking October as Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called on his state to recognize “the critical role that workers with disabilities play in strengthening” Wisconsin’s economy, “especially as we continue to bounce back from the unprecedented economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Gov. Evers [click to continue...]

Nashville, TN, October 5 – “Tennessee passed the State as a Model Employer (SAME) Bill, ensuring that state agencies and departments design and proactively implement best, promising, and emerging policies, practices, and procedures related to the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee in a proclamation marking October [click to continue...]

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