“Take Your Legislator to Work Day”

10/11/11 – A group that represents disabled residents in Wisconsin is encouraging workers with disabilities to bring their state legislators into work for a day this month. For the first time, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is holding a “Take Your Legislator to Work Day” in October. The board wants lawmakers to meet with employers, to dispel myths that disabled workers can be expensive to keep on a payroll. Lisa Pugh of Disability Rights Wisconsin says that if policy makers are more aware, quote, “That will trickle down to employers.” Pugh expects the effort to be a success. It’s happening in October because this is Disability Employment Awareness Month.