Oct. 20, 2015

HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) urging employers to consider those with special needs has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

House Resolution 453 designates October "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

“It’s clear that those with disabilities still face discrimination by employers, which limits access to skills training,” Murt said. “As Pennsylvanians, we must continue to promote inclusion in the workplace and to tear down the preconceptions that prevent those with disabilities from achieving the security and prosperity that come with stable jobs. We must actively foster a culture in which individuals are supported and accepted for who they are, and to never fear disclosing one's disability for fear of discrimination.”

“Pennsylvania is at its strongest when we harness the talents and celebrate the distinct gifts of all our people,” Murt concluded.

Representative Thomas P. Murt
152nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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