I do some volunteer work with homeless families through a program called IHN. My focus is on helping them establish viable budgets and have seen the folly of the current minimum wage statutes.

The disabled can barely get by. We need to make sure every disabled worker also receives a raise.


Nick Magel
Nick Magel Campaign leader

Disabled workers are disproportionally impacted by the economic downturn. Do you think they are also disproportionally compensated?

Just A Third Of Intellectually Disabled People Are Employed

By Bryce Covert on February 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm Matthew McKeekin, who works at a nonprofit sheltered workshop for less than minimum wage CREDIT: AP Just 34 percent of people with intellectual disabilities are employed, according to a new survey conducted by the Special Olympics. Between 2011 and 2012, just 44 percent of people with…Read More
Nick Magel
Nick Magel Campaign leader

more on Obama's decision

Obama’s Minimum Wage Order Now Encompasses Workers with Disabilities - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Rick Cohen
  February 12, 2014;USA Today Coming out of the State of the Union address, President Obama promised to increase the minimum wage for newly hired federal contract workers starting in 2015 to $10.10 an hour—but his initial executive order excluded workers with disabilities, such as those in sheltered workshops on federal contracts, from the new…Read More