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or marco is working on his part of this. apprenticeship will be a huge part of it. like a president dana was refers to come is another part of this. we have longer school days and longer school days along the school years. he's an eighth grade and loves it. we have experiments like that all over the country. where youis might be get institutions of higher learning they get that. >> mr. president? [applause] >> that is a provocative question. me, ourg that strikes students living also read, and people in particular seem complacent about giving up all of this data. by the way, you tell them we give you $.10 every time, they
say fine. we have not thought much about that. we should make sure it is an informed choice. people need to know the implications. the many newof elements in this economy. i first went to things that way. it is amazing at how to taken over, marco is at the forefront of a reported issue. i thank you very much. also mr. brooks, for those of you think to grow. if your time. >> i know you will join me in thanking our guest. for more conversations on this i'm sure the most newsworthy item is from daniel.
>> this showcase is our student can weather. the video documentary for middle and high school students. this year's theme is road to the white house. what issues do you want presidential candidates to discuss? x one of the second prize winners is from oklahoma. taylor millican, a teacher want presidential candidates to discuss disability employment. her video title is telling of a table. >> the most serious crisis facing this country is a lack of decent paying jobs. is athave unemployment 6%. the fact of that is double-digit.
rater labor participation was the worst since 1978. too many of our people do not have the education or skills for the jobs. as americans, we are all targeted in her hands dirty. increasing the labor force and putting our people to work. there is always been one group left behind. >> the rate for adults with developmental disability is 73%. if you're an adult with that kind of disability, your unemployment range is much higher than the national average. thatsability is something limits your life skills. your life abilities. it will basically continue through your life. it can terms -- it occurs during the developmental stage. 2015, it isar unacceptable that over 80% of
adults with disabilities are unemployed. people need work. they need jobs. >> billions of dollars are lost we have people who are not actively employed. it goes beyond just the individuals. , they aree caregivers. so, you have a family caregivers who have to leave the workforce to provide day-to-day support for their loved ones. so, you have now lost two incomes. >> there has been an effort to lessen the problem. in 2010, the president issued an executive order which got the executive branch to increase the disabilities in the federal workforce. 2012, people with disabilities totaled 16,000 653. it is a huge increase.
so, at no point in the past 32 years happy soul -- have people with disabilities that hired faster. we have not fully reached our goals. we need a lot more work done. lease is a nonprofit organization and we have one thing that we do here. that is to create independent. we help adults with disabilities become more independent. we do that by employing them. giving them job training and skills so that they can go in the community and work alongside people without disabilities and earn a wage and become contributing members of society are >> we do things and reveals does. parties, we have social gatherings. you know, it is like any other business. we just happen to be adults with disabilities.
and work with people who have developmental disabilities. teach them the life skills i'm so passionate about. like filmmaking. goal is to go out and create this at the community. aboutates cannot talk people with disabilities during election season. theyly, people do not vote do not have the funds to help her campaign. >> not every business has the right to trade people who need help. so, where does funding come from you go >> the government is better funded and much larger than most nonprofit agencies. they have that ability, it just has to be a priority. this is of the population, because many of our folks do not the the ability to drive to
capital or state capital and washington, d.c.. >> the main reason people should care about introducing those of disability into the workforce, because if you are an adult with disability, and euros social security, you will be in the popular level. you will only earn between $500 and $700 a month. why can't they earn a living just like you and i do? that way they do not have to rely government assistance. we want a country full of people can work hard and get ahead and above the economic ladder. some,ieve it or not, for there is a difference when you go to work. >> if you are receiving social security income, you lose a dollar of your cash benefit every two dollars that you make. are better ways to provide incentives, introduce those barriers that are there for people with disabilities. and, i think that the government
could invest in more progressive employment strategies for people with developmental disabilities, rather than continuing to invest in these workshops with innovation. things like customized employment, which has put people to work.bilities >> think about before when women were not employed -- the country felt they did not have the skills, the ability to be employed. now, in our country, women are employed every day, and look at the impact they are making. adults with development of disabilities are the same thing. >> they have money. they will be able to buy things. that is a boost to the economy. >> yes, i like working here. it is better than being a homebody and being at home. it gives you a chance to interact with people. and it gives you a chance to --
it gives you a chance to really find out what you are good at. >> i had an opportunity to be part of a conversation that the president had with young leaders community, andty we are leaving talent on the table. that is all we cannot afford to do if we are going to grow our economy and create opportunity. we cannot afford to leave talent on the table. taylor: once those with developmental disabilities are able to find jobs, there are no longer a tax burden, and instead a means of tax revenue. i am very impressed. you are a filmmaker. you are good -- i mean, you are ready to make some motion pictures. to watch all of the prize-winning documentaries in this year's student cam competition, visit studentcam .org.
>> the wyoming democratic caucus is taking place today, and chicago tribune reported that although small in numbers, wyoming democrats have seen a bump in their ranks leading to the caucasus. at stake are 14 of wyoming's 18 demo -- delegates. the state overwhelmingly republican with more than a over registeredidents with the gop, however the wyoming democratic party has boosted its registration by about 5000 new members. the party executive director said. that is from "the chicago tribune." quest c-span "washington journal " live every day with policy issues that impact you. come in on -- coming up sunday morning, last week's speech by defense secretary ashton carter on the reforms they made to the
goldwater-nichols act of 1986, counted as the most sweeping in a generation. then the doctor of investing -- international consortium of investigative journalists talks about the impact and effect of havens. plan to stop tax in light of the release of the panama papers. also, a plan to protest in washington this weekend. be sure to watch c-span's " washington journal" beginning live at 7:00 a.m. eastern sunday. join the discussion. >> now remarks from homeland jeh johnson.etary he talks about ways his agency has been defensive, the defensive nature of his work, and rhetoric from the 2016 presidential race is making his job protecting the country more difficult. this is half an hour.
mr. wheelock: my name is tom wheelock of creative associates. since the tragedy of 9/11, the united states and international partners have been combating threat of terrorism on multiple fronts. it is a threat that is neither constrained by international borders or limited to a single ideology. president obama has said often that is most solemn responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of the american people. in 2010, he launched a national strategy for counterterrorism. last year at the white house summit on countering violent extremism, he outlined our nation's approach, the major points being that we must confront and discredit extremist ideologies, address economic and political grievances that feed extremism, empower local communities, effectively communicate across national boundaries and among religious faiths, all the while remaining true to our values. at its foundation, this strategy
encompasses a whole of government approach, with the department of homeland security as a major contribute and implement your. today, we are honored to have as keynote speaker the u.s. secretary of homeland security, the honorable jeh johnson. [applause] since 2009, secretary johnson has been a critical member of the president's national security team, and has a deep understanding of the threats and challenges facing the united states. as the pentagon's general counsel, he helped design and implement many of the policies that have kept our country safe. time and again, he has been in the situation room contribute into critical decisions affecting our national security and public safety. as secretary, he has taken strong steps on both counterterrorism and countering violent extremism, and has led
transformational efforts to make our nation a safer place. . some examples. under his leadership, the department has taken aggressive measures to further improve aviation and airport security. this includes enhanced security at overseas airports and continuous background checks on airline and aviation personnel. he recognizes that america's first line of defense against terrorism is our local police, and accordingly last year the department of homeland security provided over $200 billion in homeland security assistance to state and local governments. in response to the growing use of social media by terrorist organizations for recruitment of followers in the u.s., the department used social media to identify youth most susceptible to these messages. at the same time, the department is building bridges to diverse
sets of communities, knowing that well-informed families and communities are one of our best defenses against the lure of terrorist ideologies. we often do not hear about the outstanding work of the department, but in the realm of homeland security, no news is good news, and no news is the result of hard work, vigilance, and dedication by the professionals and staff of the department of homeland security. mr. secretary, during the difficult times, we thank you for your study and strong leadership of the department, ensuring the security of our nation. ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to present to you the secretary of the u.s. department of homeland security, the honorable jeh johnson. [applause] secretary johnson: thank you
very much, tom. thank you for the comments. you, you noted several things that are not just simply lifted off my wikipedia. [laughter] and noted a number of things that have been significant, in terms of our department's activities over the last several years. i was reminded, listening to the introduction, of a "60 minutes" segment on me about a year ago. during this time in the obama administration, leslie stahl in the lead-in captured it as saying, in the first four years as the general counsel of the department of defense, giving the legal signoff too many counterterrorism operations, i was on offense.
now in the second term as secretary of homeland security, very often i find myself on defense. but there are various initiatives i have undertaken that we are very proud of, including our efforts at outreach and building bridges to to our newly created office for community partnerships, which i am proud of and i believe is reflective of who we are as a country, reflective of our immigrant heritage and the manner in which we hope to embrace communities, new ways of immigrants, and the like. and the diversity of our country. now, i do have to just a part for a minute to reflect on the events of last night. people are wondering what i'm talking about. i am talking about detroit versus florida, the marlins game, season opener.
i was there to throw the first pitch in florida. it was my third first pitch as secretary of homeland security. i threw out the first pitch at citi field in 2014, the first pitch at the nats game in 2015, and i had the privilege of throwing the first pitch last night in miami. throwing a first pitch, though i used to play baseball, is the most stressful thing that i do. [laughter] it is more stressful than any speech, any congressional testimony. because you only have one chance. you can warm up for 30 minutes in the bullpen, and what they tell you when you throw a first pitch, whatever you do, do not throw it in the dirt. throw it over the backstop. hit a fan. totally wild pitch.