Sending Office: Honorable Mark DeSaulnier
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In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM):
Bottom Dollars Screening and Panel Discussion
in cooperation with the Office of Representative Mark DeSaulnier and the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, the
National Disability Rights Network invites you to a short panel discussion and a screening of the documentary film, Bottom Dollars.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
Capitol Visitors Center
First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20515
About the film
When the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938, it included a revolutionary civil rights protection: a minimum wage. American workers could no longer be exploited for their hard work – with one huge exception. Section 14(c) of the Act included an exemption
allowing some workers, people with disabilities, to be paid less than minimum wage.
78 years later, 14(c) remains in effect. Now, nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. Bottom Dollars is an hour long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal
stories and expert interviews. It also presents clear employment alternatives with competitive wages and community inclusion.
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