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Assistance for Voters with Disabilities
- A petitionusing change.org has been created asking the Governor to support jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are asking supporters to sign and share this petition with their friends, etc. The button below takes you to the petition.
- ALERT! Senate Bill SB 577 (Pavley) – Preparing for JobsSB 577 (Pavley) would create a pilot program for “vocational development services” to help prepare regional center clients for jobs in their communities. Depending on their needs, SB 577 supports could help a person learn what their interests are, what they are good at, improve social skills, try out jobs, go to college, or get vocational training.If Governor Brown signs SB 577, it becomes the law.If you support SB 577, you can Call or Write GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN.You can use the Governor’s Web Contact Form at and click on the “CONTACT” tab
Or by Post: Governor Jerry Brown, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814 Or by Fax: 916-558-3160 Or by Phone:
Calling is easy! Just call the phone number and tell the receptionist who you are (you may have to hold for a while). You can say you want Governor Brown to sign SB 577, vocational development services for people with developmental disabilities. Tell them that people with developmental disabilities deserve a chance at good jobs with good pay. Thank them for their time.
Writing is easy! Write by hand or type it. Keep it short! (LINK TOSAMPLE LETTER HERE) (1) Say who you are. (2) You can say you support SB 577, vocational development services. (3) Write a sentence or two to tell him why this is important to you. (4) You can ask him to sign SB 577. (5) Say thank you and sign the letter. (6) Include your return address.
If you have questions, please contact the Council at 916-322-8481.
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Express Your Views about special education laws: Let your elected representatives in Congress know what you think about federal policy on special education. You can find the name and contact information for your House representative at www.house.gov, or your U.S. senator at www.senate.gov.