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December 14, 2015

NYS Assemblyman: New Yorkers with Disabilities are Proud Workers

Category: General — NYSID @ 11:54 am

NYS Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-117) recently visited Lewis County Industries, The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter work center in Lowville.

The Arc posted video of the Assemblyman’s visit on its YouTube channel.

NYS Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush visited Lewis County Industries, The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter workshop in Lowville and met its dedicated workforce

During his first ever visit to the work center, Assemblyman Blankenbush found a dedicated workforce and people The Arc supports who want the option to continue working at the site if they so choose.

The Assemblyman is taking that message back to Albany and is seeking feedback from individuals with disabilities and their families.

“When you talk to the individuals that work here, you can see in their expressions, you can see in the way they talk how proud they are of the job that they’re doing and how happy they are because they consider themselves useful,” Assemblyman Blankenbush said. “These people are very committed, and all you have to do is talk to some of the people who work here and you can see how committed and happy they are because they have a place they can come to every day.”

Assmblyman Blankenbush’s visit was part of NYSARC’s “It Matters to Me” campaign, a statewide, grassroots advocacy effort designed to share the personal, compelling stories and circumstances of concerned families and providers on the issues that matter most to them.

Visit NYSARC to learn more about the “It Matters to Me” campaign. Be sure to contact your New York State Senator and New York State Assemblymember and encourage them to support individuals with disabilities.


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