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Assemblymember McDonald Recognized for Exceptional Advocacy & Action
October 29, 2020

Assemblymember McDonald Recognized for Exceptional Advocacy & Action

NYSID shines the spotlight on Assemblymember John McDonald for his advocacy on behalf of thousands of individuals with disabilities throughout the Capital Region.

Assemblymember McDonald received the 2020 Preferred Source Champion Award at our Annual Meeting on October 20.

McDonald is always willing to have an open dialogue to improve employment and other opportunities for those with disabilities.

When the Division of Budget cancelled the upcoming Center for Disability Services contract for print and mail fulfillment services for the OTDA, McDonald led the call by local legislators asking Governor Cuomo to intervene to protect those vital jobs for individuals with disabilities.

He called attention to the negative impact this would have on these community members, standing up for their right to earn a living and live as independently as possible.

Looking ahead, McDonald is the lead sponsor of new legislation that will support jobs for individuals with disabilities through supply chain diversity in the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE. 

Many of our Member Agencies have marketed similar items over the years, but this legislation could open the doors to new production opportunities and meaningful manufacturing jobs.   

We are indebted to Assemblymember McDonald for his commitment to making the Capital Region and New York State inclusive for all.