“I like being independent. It is important to have a job. I really like my coworkers and my bosses too.
When I get my check I save it. When my mom needs help with bills I help her. At the forum, I let my legislators know these things are important to me.”
- LaShay Thomas,
District 27 (Tacoma Washington)
For over 25 years Pierce County has offered a Legislative Forum because historically people born with IDD have had no say. No say in politics, or in any other area of their own day to day lives. There are significant barriers in place that have not allowed people born with IDD to voice their concerns. This forum was created to allow people with disabilities to speak directly with their legislators one on one with no agendas.
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