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Month: March 2016

North Dakota Disability Voter Guide Released: State has Second Highest Rate of Employment for People with Disabilities

Washington, March 31 – As voters head to the polls in North Dakota tomorrow, RespectAbility released its North Dakota Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all…

Hillary Clinton’s Making the Case Against Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

Washington, March 29 – On Monday, Secretary Hillary Clinton called for the end of tiered wages and the increase of the minimum wage for all people, including those with disabilities. “When it comes to jobs, we’ve got to figure out how we get the minimum wage up and include people…

March 22nd Disability Voter Guide: Arizona, Idaho & Utah

Washington, March 22 – As voters head to the polls in Arizona, Idaho and Utah today, RespectAbility released its March 22nd Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked…

Rabbis Protest Trump’s AIPAC Speech Over Disrespect for Minorities Including People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C., March 21 – Some Rabbis and other Jewish Americans are protesting Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s lack of inclusion for minorities, including people with disabilities, ahead of his scheduled speech to the AIPAC Policy Conference this evening. While many of AIPAC’s delegates who oppose Trump speaking tonight are upset…

March 15th Disability Voter Guide Released: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina & Ohio

Washington, March 15 – As voters prepare to head to the polls in five states today, RespectAbility released its March 15th Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked…

Ohio Disability Voter Guide Released

Washington, March 14 – As voters prepare to head to the polls in Ohio tomorrow, RespectAbility has released its Ohio Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all…

March 8th Disability Voter Guide Released: Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan & Mississippi

Washington, March 8 – As voters head to the polls, RespectAbility released its March 8th Disability Voter Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both…

Flint Debate Misses Opportunity to Highlight Disability

Washington, March 7 – The Democratic debate held in Flint, Michigan last night had potential to delve into a variety of disability topics. Flint is a disability issue after all, as the water crises causes lead poisoning, which results in a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Imagine this for a…

Bernie’s Joke on Republicans Offends Disability Community

Washington, March 7 – During last night’s Democratic debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders made a joke about the Republican candidates – but offended many in the mental health community. “We are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health,” Sanders said. “And when you watch these…

Conservatives Missing Massive Voter Opportunity: Voters with Disabilities

Washington, March 4 – Republican frontrunners often talk about being inclusive. However, they rarely pay attention to the interests of the nation’s largest minority: voters with disabilities. “The disability community – comprising one-in-five Americans – has the potential to swing the 2016 elections,” RespectAbility President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi said. “Conservatives need…

Super Tuesday Results Set Up Showdown Over Voters With Disabilities

Washington, March 2 – If the results of Super Tuesday continue and former Secretary Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee and Mr. Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, the disability community could see a huge contrast between the two candidates. Trump has a lot of baggage on disability issues and, unlike…