On Monday, March 13, more than 1,000 people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, friends and advocates from across the state will rally in the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg in support of the “My Work My Choice” initiative.
The Pennsylvania House Human Services Committee, chaired by Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), has also scheduled a hearing for the same day to hear testimony concerning the proposed new regulations by ODP.
The rally takes place in the Capitol Building’s East Wing Rotunda at 10:30 a.m. and will be kicked off by Representative Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland County). Legislators from throughout the Commonwealth will also be speaking as well as several individuals employed in workshops and their family members. The rally will end shortly after 11:00 and will be followed by the House Human Services Committee meeting at 11:15 in room G-50 in the Irvis Office Building.
In the Bucks County region, in addition to representative DiGirolamo, Representative Frank Farry (R) and Senator Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson (R) have been instrumental in advocating for changes to the proposals put forward by ODP.