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(Fond du Lac, WI) – Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) today released his first television advertisement of the season. The 30-second spot highlights Grothman’s passion, sensitivity and drive to help individuals with disabilities find work.
Featured in the piece is Yael Kerzan, a Sixth District resident who has been working with Grothman for well over a year to spread awareness of his bill, the Workplace Choice and Flexibility for Individuals with Disabilities Act. This bipartisan bill will reverse a misguided Obama-era Department of Education rule that severely limits workplace choices for individuals with disabilities. Yael’s disability has not hampered her desire to help others, while remaining an active, contributing member of the community.
“Yael is an inspiration.” Said Grothman. “From the first time she walked into my office to let me know that individuals with disabilities were being hurt by this Obama-era rule limiting workplace choices, I knew I couldn’t sit on the sidelines and let this continue. Yael has found a dignified, fulfilling career at one of the many work centers in the Sixth District. I want to make sure that every individual with a disability is able to feel the same sense of pride and achievement that Yael has.”
Link to the video: https://youtu.be/hbiqF2YHwqw
Under the Obama administration, the Department of Education issued a rule that stated individuals with disabilities, after high school, cannot work with their local vocational centers to find work at a facility specifically designed to allow them to thrive. Rep. Grothman’s legislation would reverse this rule, making it possible for these individuals to get the help they deserve and find jobs that will give them a sense of pride.
Work centers are facilities that are specifically designed to both give work opportunities to individuals with disabilities, and care for their unique needs. The caring staff found in work centers operate as mentors, friends and caretakers for the unique employees who work there.