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August 28, 2012

Honorable Darrell Steinberg
California State Senate President pro Tem
Capitol Building, Room 205
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Senator Steinberg:

Disability Rights California, a non-profit advocacy organization mandated to advance the human and legal rights of people with disabilities, is now neutral on AB 889, as amended.

We support the rights of domestic workers, and have been working diligently on this bill, since it was introduced, to achieve a balance between the needs of those workers and of people with disabilities who employ personal assistance workers so that they can remain at home and be productive members of their communities.

We thank Assemblyman Ammiano, his staff, the bill sponsors and your staff for their willingness to consider the concerns of our constituents, who are themselves generally low-income.

We hope that the Department of Industrial Relations will promulgate regulations which take into account the interests of all parties, and we look forward to participating in the regulatory process.  


Deborah Doctor
Legislative Advocate
Disability Rights California

CC:   Honorable Members of the California Senate
         Assemblyman Ammiano

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