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White House Honors Disability Employment Champions of Change

October 14, 2014
Source: White House Champions of Change

WASHINGTON, DC On October 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm ET, the White House will honor local "Champions of Change" who are doing extraordinary work to create employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. These Champions have distinguished themselves by making workplaces more accessible to strengthen the American economy.

This event will showcase these incredible leaders and their significant contributions to their communities. The program will also feature U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Muñoz, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Jenny Yang, and other Senior Administration Officials.

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities and regularly spotlights community leaders from across the nation.

The event will be live-streamed on
White House Live: Disability Employment Champions of Change
Tuesday - October 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm ET

You can join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Champs4PwDs.

To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program, visit

The event also coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) which is held each October. The theme for 2014 is Expect. Employ. Empower. For more information and resources, including NDEAM 2014 Resource Toolbox, Presidential Proclamation National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2014, and the Campaign for Disability Employment, visit

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