In many ways the public benefit system is designed to keep people poor.
What if disabled Social Security beneficiaries had the same access to an attorney rich people do and that attorney helped them structure their small business in a way that successfully navigates all the barriers that others who try to start businesses don’t have to contend with?
I’m excited to announce that Disability Rights Washington has created a new position to answer that question. I cannot wait to see what contributions a new wave of disabled business owners brings to our community. To achieve that vision, we are looking to hire a fulltime attorney with 0-5 years experience to assist with entrepreneurism in the disability community, especially for those with disabilities who are Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), or transgender who want to start or expand a business, but worry about how that could impact their disability-related benefits.
If you know an attorney who would be excited to use their legal skills to help disabled people protect their medical and financial benefits while building their long-term economic power though business ownership, please share this announcement with them. https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/now-hiring-attorney/
We also have a number of other attorney and non-attorney positions open right now too, so please check those out if you want to join a team fighting to transform systems that oppress people with disabilities. https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/employment/