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Today marks an important step in the political process that  could give people with disabilities more control over their lives and and allow the workforce providing these services to join together in a union to improve their jobs and the program.  AB 1244 (Chesbro) is up for a vote in the Senate Committee on Human Services  today.    We need to make sure the   committee stands with people with  disabilities and workers who want self-determination and votes yes  on the bill.

Tell the Committee to vote yes!

Under the Self-Determination program:
Individuals would have the authority and  budget to control their own services and supports, and to transform their lives by focusing their individual life goalsIndividuals could hire and manage their own direct support workers and dismiss them if it isn’t the right fit

Workers, employed directly by the individual, could seek to improve their jobs and the program by forming a union if they choose

The Senate Committee on Human Services is holding a vote on the bill today.  We need to make sure the committee does the right thing for people with disabilities and votes yes on this important bill.

Tell the Senate Committee on Human Services to vote yes on AB 1244.

So far we have generated nearly 100 messages to the committee staff.  Will the Kossacks help us get to 200 by the time of the hearing today at 1:30 PM PST?

Originally posted to pistolpeteMA on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM PDT.

Also republished by California politics and KosAbility.

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