Capitol Correspondence - 11.04.19

Mark Your Calendars: USCCR Hearing on Subminimum Wages, US Access Board Discusses Elections Assistance

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This week and next, two government bodies will be discussing timely issues for the disability community – elections assistance, and subminimum wages. Both events will have a webcast for those outside of the Washington, DC area – see details below.

November 6: U.S. Access Board bimonthly meeting (elections assistance on agenda):
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 (ET)
Webcast link:
Access Board Conference Center
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C.

As mentioned in the public notice for meeting:

“At the Board meeting scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 6, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items:

  • Approval of September 11, 2019 draft meeting minutes (vote) 
  • Ad Hoc Committee Reports: Design Guidance; Frontier Issues
  • Planning and Evaluation Committee
  • Technical Programs Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Election Assistance Commission Report
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • Public Comment (final 15 minutes of the meeting)”


November 15: U.S. Civil Rights Commission Holds Hearing on Subminimum Wages

Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

Webcast link:

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150

Washington, DC 20425

(Entrance on F St. NW)

The Commission will take written comments on this issue through December 15, 2019. Comments can be emailed to [email protected].