Big Workshop Effort Results in Big Success for HCR 28
Representative Rory Rowland from Independence sponsored HCR 28, which reaffirms the Missouri Legislature’s support for choice of employment to the more than 6,300 employees in Missouri’s Sheltered workshop program.
HCR 28 is a resolution that fully supports Missouri’s sheltered workshops as a viable employment option for those who choose to or cannot work in competitive employment. HCR 28 received the bi-partisan support of over 100 co-sponsors.
Over 50 employees as well as family members traveled to Jefferson City to witness the successful vote.
This resolution also sends a strong message to Washington DC regarding the importance of choice in employment. A-Team Missouri was also at Jefferson City to support this very important piece of legislation. A-Team Missouri is a non-for-profit self -advocacy group represented by employees and their families. More information is available at www.dignityhasavoice.org.
Another major contingent represented Blue Valley Industries in Kansas City, where Manager Brian Hogan was also among the resolution’s key supporters.