92. Politics & Down Syndrome w/Kayla McKeon & Ashley Helsing
The last time we chatted with Kayla McKeon back in November 2018, she was lobbying for the ABLE to Work act that allows individuals with disabilities to save money without losing their benefits. Today, the act has passed, but Kayla (the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome) has certainly not stopped working hard!
Her and Ashley Helsing are part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s policy team that lobbies on capitol hill and advocates for Down Syndrome in DC! They’re telling us all about what matters most for people with disabilities in the current political world: Covid-19 relief packages, marriage equality, meaningful employment, virtual school, and so much more. Kayla and Ashley also have some practical steps we can take to shift the political narrative! It’s time to take notes and take action!
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Listen to our first episode with Kayla: Self-Advocacy in DC w/Kayla McKeon
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