|Help us stop proposed rules which will hurt people with disabilities and attendants.
For over a year, we have been pushing back against a proposal by the US Department of Labor to change the companionship exemption which will have a negative impact both on people with disabilities and attendants. If these rules are implemented people with disabilities will be forced to cut the hours of long-term attendants and hire strangers to replace them. According to DOL’s own analysis, some people with disabilities will be institutionalized as a result of these rules.
These rules are problematic because the Department of Labor failed to work with the Disability Community when it was first developing them. Despite assurances that the administration would work with the disability community to resolve the problems with these rules from Cecilia Munoz of the Domestic Policy Council and the President, himself, the administration has – instead – sent the rules to the Office of Management and Budget for final approval.
Make your voice heard! Tell the Office of Management and Budget and key Presidential advisors that the Obama administration should do the right thing and work WITH the Disability Community to find a solution that works for everyone rather than ignoring our concerns.
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