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Tom Ridge: Trump Cuts to Disability Programs ‘Unjust,’ ‘Foolish’ Read Newsmax: Tom Ridge: Tens of Millions of Dollars in Trump Cuts to Disability Programs
Gov. Tom Ridge called President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to a number of disability programs supporting people with disabilities “not only unjust but also fiscally foolish.”
Ridge, who currently serves as the chairman of the National Organization on Disability, said in an op-ed for The New York Times that Trump’s proposed 2020 budget would cut tens of millions of dollars in programs for people with disabilities.
Tom Ridge, Former GOP Governor of Pennsylvania, Takes Aim at Trump Cuts to Disabilities Programs
Tom Ridge, the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania and the nation’s first homeland security secretary, criticized the Trump administration on Wednesday for proposed budget cuts to an array of programs supporting people with disabilities.
Ridge, who now serves as chairman of the National Organization on Disability, called the proposed cuts “not only unjust but also fiscally foolish” in an op-ed published by the New York Times.
Trump’s Budget is Full of Cuts Aimed at People with Disabilities
“Funding for the Special Olympics may have been restored, but many important programs are still on the chopping block,” writes Gov. Tom Ridge in the New York Times.
“The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget would make cuts across multiple agencies and offices that serve Americans with disabilities, stripping them of essential resources. Of particular urgency to me and many of my colleagues are the devastating impacts that the weakening of these agencies would have on job seekers with disabilities.”
Roundtable Coalition Convenes to Advance Critical Issue of Employment for People with Disabilities
Yesterday, NOD convened twelve leading disability organizations to focus attention on the critical issue of employment for people with disabilities: (1) phasing out 14(c) certificates, which allow employers to pay workers with disabilities sub-minimum wage; and (2) enforcing the 503-rule change for federal contractors, which sets a 7% target for disability workforce representation.
NOD Welcomes Marriott International, Prudential Financial, The Boeing Company, Ruderman Family Foundation Executives to Distinguished Board of Directors
NOD today announced four new members to its Board of Directors. Apoorva Gandhi,VP, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International; Steve Pelletier, EVP and COO, U.S. Businesses, Prudential; Jenette Ramos, SVP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations, The Boeing Company; and Jay Ruderman, President, The Ruderman Family Foundation, were recently elected joining 17 other civic and corporate leaders working to advance disability inclusion in the workplace.
VIDEO: NOD Celebrates World Autism Month
It’s World Autism Month! Meet Jacob Waltuck, whose Autism enables him to excel at his job. Watch as NOD President Carol Glazer and Jacob #LookCloser at how Americans with disabilities, like him, are a valuable talent pool waiting to be tapped by hiring employers.
NOD Convening Discusses Activating Employee Resource Groups to Build Disability Inclusive Workplaces
Exclusive to the NOD Corporate Leadership Council, a membership group of 50+ companies promoting best practices in disability employment, the Networking Roundtable was hosted by L’Oréal USA and featured their President & CEO, Frédéric Rozé and SVP Angela Guy, in addition to speakers from Capital One, DiversityInc, EY, and New York Life.
Robert David Hall sees more opportunities for actors with disabilities thanks to the ‘Look Closer’ campaign
Hall, who also had a nice career as a broadcaster and musician, said, “The car accident took both my legs but didn’t take away my abilities, nor my spirit or my creativity. I knew that I could contribute in a meaningful way, and so can 56 million Americans with disabilities. I see no reason why talented, hardworking people, who are viewed as ‘different’ should be kept out of the entertainment industry, or any industry for that matter.”
NOD Chairman Tom Ridge Receives AUCD Award for Leading the Way toward Inclusion and Opportunity for Americans with Disabilities
Honor Marks Second National Disability Award Gov. Ridge has Received this Month Washington, D.C. – (March 20, 2019) – The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) last night honored National Organization on Disability (NOD) Chairman Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, with the AUCD Leadership for All […]
Looking Closer: Raising Expectations of People with Disabilities Helps Us All Move Forward
Smart people—and smart businesses—know that including people from all walks of life, with different perspectives and experiences, is the key to success. People with disabilities are above all problem solvers; in the workplace, this translates into innovative thinking. It’s no coincidence that businesses that excel at disability inclusion are among the nation’s, and in fact world’s, most successful organizations.