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POG Presents Legislative Visionary Awards to Del. Waldstreicher and Sen. Kelley

People On the Go Maryland (POG), a partner of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD), presented Legislative Visionary Awards to Maryland Del. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-District 18, of Montgomery County and Maryland Sen. Delores Kelley, D-District 10, of Baltimore County on Sept. 10. Both were recognized for their support for the Ken Capone Equal Employment Act (EEA), which ends the practice of paying subminimum wages to Maryland workers with disabilities.

Introducing Del. Waldstreicher was Mat Rice, POG’s public policy advocate, who noted that the delegate’s support had been instrumental in the passage of the EEA, saying, “Del. Waldstreicher sent a very clear message about the need for change—the need for all people, regardless of disability, to have the same opportunity for economic mobility as their non-disabled peers.”

Ken Capone, POG’s self-advocacy program director, presented the award to Sen. Kelley, sharing his favorite quote from Sen. Kelley’s testimony on the EEA bill: “History isn’t for sissies.” Sen. Kelley sponsored the EEA bill in the state senate during the 2016 legislative session. 

 

 

MCDD Newsletter 2017: Issue One