Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:34am
I first met Tony Coelho at a Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation meeting, in Washington, DC, where he was the keynote speaker.  The topic was "his story" and the national plight of the tragic level of unemployment of people with disabilities.  That speech was in 1998.  Since then, two things have not changed – people with disabilities still have an extremely high rate of unemployment and Tony Coelho has never stopped telling his powerful story.  I guess no one told Tony that a former congressman can retire and just settle.  Settle is not a word in Tony Coelho’s vocabulary.