As many tune in after my State of the Union response, I want to take a minute to speak about recently proposed legislation that supports Americans with disabilities, a community that is in my heart and on my agenda. pic.twitter.com/xGnZs9AHJv
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) February 8, 2019
Washington, D.C., Feb. 20 – Earlier this month, Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia and a rising star of the party, gave her party’s rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address. During Black History Month, she made history as the first black woman to give the Democratic Party’s State of the Union rebuttal. She impressed the country with her articulate speech and personable stories of her selfless and hard-working father. But she disappointed many in the disability community for her failure to mention people with disabilities.