CBS News – Meet the high-powered Washington lobbyist with Down syndrome
WASHINGTON — Kayla McKeon may be Washington’s most unlikely powerbroker. As the first registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome, the 31-year-old roams the Capitol advocating for the National Down Syndrome Society.
“She’s an incredible asset to this organization,” said her boss, Sarah Hart Weir. “She’s extremely articulate. And she’s quick on her feet.”
“And I’m not going to take no for an answer,” Kayla said.
They hired her for her communication skills.
“That too,” Kayla said.