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Month: May 2016

Ahead of Democratic Caucus, Updated North Dakota Disability Voter Guide Released

State has Second Highest Rate of Employment for People with Disabilities Washington, May 31 – As North Dakota’s Democrats head to the caucus next week, RespectAbility is releasing its updated North Dakota Disability Voter Guide. North Dakota has the coveted distinction of being the state with the second highest rate of…

New Mexico Disability Voter Guide Released: State’s Apprenticeships Serve People with Disabilities

Washington, May 31 – As voters head to the polls in New Mexico next week, RespectAbility is releasing its New Mexico Disability Voter Guide. There are 311,773 people with a disability living in New Mexico, 157,900 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There…

New Jersey Disability Voter Guide: State Puts Employment First for People with Disabilities

Washington, May 25 – As voters head to the polls in New Jersey next month, RespectAbility is releasing its New Jersey Disability Voter Guide. There are 935,833 people with a disability living in New Jersey, 409,000 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There…

Montana Disability Voter Guide: 40% Montanans with Disabilities Are Employed

Washington, May 23 – As voters head to the polls in Montana next month, RespectAbility is releasing its Montana Disability Voter Guide. Montana’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities. The #PwDsVote…

Trump: “I’ve spent a lot of money making buildings accessible”

Washington, May 19 – In an attempt to fix his battered image, presumptive Republican nominee is addressing some of the controversies of his presidential campaign – including his perceived attack on a reporter with a disability. During an interview with The Washington Post, Trump delivered an unprompted speech on this…

California Disability Voter Guide Released

5.9 Million Eligible Voters with a Disability in California Washington, May 18 – As voters head to the polls in California next month, RespectAbility is releasing its California Disability Voter Guide for the 5.9 million eligible voters with a disability in the state. California’s voters are looking to know where…

Oregon Disability Voter Guide: State Working to Increase Workforce Collaboration

State Working to Increase Collaboration between Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Other Workforce Organizations Washington, May 16 – As voters head to the polls in Oregon tomorrow, RespectAbility is sharing its Oregon Disability Voter Guide. There are 571,982 people with a disability in Oregon, 274,900 of whom are of working age (between the ages…

Ahead of Democratic Primary, Kentucky Disability Voter Guide Released

State Ranks Near Bottom in Country in Employment Rate of People with Disabilities at Just 27.3 Percent Washington, May 16 – As voters head to the polls in Kentucky tomorrow, RespectAbility released its Kentucky Disability Voter Guide. There are 734,781 people with a disability in Kentucky, 399,100 of whom are of working age…

West Virginia Disability Voter Guide Released: State Ranks Lowest in Country in Employment Rate of People with Disabilities at 25.6%

Washington, May 9 – As voters head to the polls in West Virginia tomorrow, RespectAbility released its West Virginia Disability Voter Guide. There are 368,983 West Virginians with a disability, 187,400 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 7,000 people ages 16-20…

Gov. Hassan: Son with Cerebral Palsy is Reason She’s Involved in Public Service

Washington, May 4 – New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), who is running for the Senate against Kelly Ayotte (R), is out with a new ad that may just take your breath away. Hassan’s ad, her first of the season, tells the story of her son Ben, who has cerebral…

Indiana Disability Voter Guide Released

State’s Investment in Project SEARCH to Increase Employment of People with Disabilities Washington, May 2 – As voters head to the polls in Indiana tomorrow, RespectAbility is releasing its Indiana Disability Voter Guide. There are 898,434 people with a disability living in Indiana, 418,400 of whom are of working age…