National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014, 60049-60050 [2014-23862]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents 60049 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9180 of September 30, 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans with disabilities lead thriving businesses, teach our children, and serve our Nation; they are innovators and pioneers of technology. In urban centers and rural communities, they carry forward our Nation’s legacy of hard work, responsibility, and sacrifice, and their contributions strengthen our economy and remind us that all Americans deserve the opportunity to participate fully in society. During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the Americans living with disabilities, including significant disabilities, who enrich our country, and we reaffirm the simple truth that each of us has something to give to the American story. This year’s theme, ‘‘Expect. Employ. Empower.,’’ reminds us that every American has a right to dignity, respect, and a fair shot at success in the workplace. For too long, workers with disabilities were measured by what people thought they could not do, depriving our Nation and economy of the full talents and contributions of millions of Americans. Nearly 25 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act codified the promise of an equal opportunity for everyone who worked hard, and in the years since, Americans with disabilities have reached extraordinary heights. But when employees with disabilities are passed over in the workplace or denied fair accommodations, it limits their potential and threatens our democracy; when disproportionate numbers of Americans with disabilities remain unemployed, more work must be done to achieve the spirit of what is one of the most comprehensive civil rights bills in the history of our country. My Administration remains committed to tearing down the barriers that prevent Americans with disabilities from living fully independent, integrated lives. We have supported programs that more effectively prepare workers, including those with disabilities, for high-growth, high-demand careers, and we have found new ways to encourage businesses to foster flexible workplaces that are open to diverse skills. We are also working to ensure those living with disabilities have access to the resources that support employment, including accessible housing, transportation, and technology. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D3 Meaningful careers not only provide ladders of opportunity into the middle class, but they also give us a sense of purpose and self-worth. When Americans with disabilities live without the fear of discrimination, they are free to make of their lives what they will. This month, we renew our commitment to cultivate a more inclusive workforce, and we continue our efforts to build a society where everyone who works hard has a chance to get ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2014 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I urge all Americans to embrace the talents and skills that individuals with disabilities bring to our workplaces and communities and to promote the right to equal employment opportunity for all people. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD3.SGM 03OCD3 60050 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–23862 Filed 10–2–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Oct 02, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03OCD3.SGM 03OCD3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D3 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 192 (Friday, October 3, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60049-60050]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23862]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 192 / Friday, October 3, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 60049]]


                Proclamation 9180 of September 30, 2014

                
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 
                2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Americans with disabilities lead thriving businesses, 
                teach our children, and serve our Nation; they are 
                innovators and pioneers of technology. In urban centers 
                and rural communities, they carry forward our Nation's 
                legacy of hard work, responsibility, and sacrifice, and 
                their contributions strengthen our economy and remind 
                us that all Americans deserve the opportunity to 
                participate fully in society. During National 
                Disability Employment Awareness Month, we celebrate the 
                Americans living with disabilities, including 
                significant disabilities, who enrich our country, and 
                we reaffirm the simple truth that each of us has 
                something to give to the American story.

                This year's theme, ``Expect. Employ. Empower.,'' 
                reminds us that every American has a right to dignity, 
                respect, and a fair shot at success in the workplace. 
                For too long, workers with disabilities were measured 
                by what people thought they could not do, depriving our 
                Nation and economy of the full talents and 
                contributions of millions of Americans. Nearly 25 years 
                ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act codified the 
                promise of an equal opportunity for everyone who worked 
                hard, and in the years since, Americans with 
                disabilities have reached extraordinary heights. But 
                when employees with disabilities are passed over in the 
                workplace or denied fair accommodations, it limits 
                their potential and threatens our democracy; when 
                disproportionate numbers of Americans with disabilities 
                remain unemployed, more work must be done to achieve 
                the spirit of what is one of the most comprehensive 
                civil rights bills in the history of our country.

                My Administration remains committed to tearing down the 
                barriers that prevent Americans with disabilities from 
                living fully independent, integrated lives. We have 
                supported programs that more effectively prepare 
                workers, including those with disabilities, for high-
                growth, high-demand careers, and we have found new ways 
                to encourage businesses to foster flexible workplaces 
                that are open to diverse skills. We are also working to 
                ensure those living with disabilities have access to 
                the resources that support employment, including 
                accessible housing, transportation, and technology.

                Meaningful careers not only provide ladders of 
                opportunity into the middle class, but they also give 
                us a sense of purpose and self-worth. When Americans 
                with disabilities live without the fear of 
                discrimination, they are free to make of their lives 
                what they will. This month, we renew our commitment to 
                cultivate a more inclusive workforce, and we continue 
                our efforts to build a society where everyone who works 
                hard has a chance to get ahead.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 2014 as 
                National Disability Employment Awareness Month. I urge 
                all Americans to embrace the talents and skills that 
                individuals with disabilities bring to our workplaces 
                and communities and to promote the right to equal 
                employment opportunity for all people.

[[Page 60050]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of September, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-23862
Filed 10-2-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4