Today, we recognize and congratulate Congressman Brad Ashford on becoming the first AbilityOne Champion in Nebraska’s current Congressional Delegation.
An AbilityOne Champion is a congressperson that has pledged to support the important job opportunities created by AbilityOne contracts. These contracts create employment for thousands of people with disabilities nationwide, while providing important services to the federal government.
There are four steps one must take in order to become a Champion. They are:
- Visit an AbilityOne site
- Meet with an AbilityOne program participant in your Washington D.C. or local office
- Use AbilityOne products in your offices
- Advocate for AbilityOne on the floor of the House or Senate, on Social Media, or through a letter
Goodwill Omaha operates AbilityOne programs at five different sites throughout the state, from Offutt Air Force Base to the VA Hospital in Grand Island. This spring, Congressman Ashford visited our AbilityOne site at the Zorinsky Federal building in Omaha. During his time there, he met a number of Goodwill employees who have had their lives changed through their work with AbilityOne.
Thanks again to Congressman Ashford for showing support of AbilityOne and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
You can learn more about the AbilityOne program here: http://www.abilityone.org/.