The program is organized each year by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Gov. Scott Walker also has participated with Pils in the past.
The campaign coordinates visits to workplaces between legislators and their constituents with disabilities who are working at community-based, competitive-wage jobs. During the visits, legislators experience first-hand the value of community-integrated employment for both people with disabilities and the state.
When people with disabilities work in the community at a competitive wage, they are less likely to rely on publicly-funded programs. And, 87 percent of customers say they would prefer to patronize businesses that employ people with disabilities.
"I have participated in two successful Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign visits, and am looking forward to meeting Steven Pils and learning more about his job at Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly in Lake Geneva," Kedzie was quoted as saying in a news release. "Governor Walker had the opportunity to job shadow Mr. Pils last year and I'm honored he asked me to join him this year."
Pils has worked as a grocery bagger and cart pusher at Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly in Lake Geneva for 10 years. He says he enjoys meeting customers and working with the Stinebrink's team. Pils got his job at Stinebrink's through VIP Services.
Kedzie will visit Steven at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly, 100 E. Geneva Square, Lake Geneva.