October 2012: Investing in Abilities MonthWHEREAS, Michigan's economic opportunity and strength are built upon the skills and talents of every citizen in our state; and,
WHEREAS, a growing number of Michigan employers recognize the abilities of people with disabilities and know that employing these workers makes good business sense; and,
WHEREAS, for more than 20 years, many public and private disability organizations in Michigan have promoted "investing in abilities" activities in an effort to shatter stereotypes and support recognition of the abilities of all citizens; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, events and activities will take place throughout Michigan to advance the "investing in abilities" theme, promoting the employment of people with disabilities, based on their abilities; we encourage citizens and employers throughout the Great Lakes State to recognize Investing in Abilities Month;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 2012 as Investing in Abilities Month in Michigan.