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Author: Dahlia Joseph

Gov. Jeb Bush Gets Personal on Addiction, Attacks Trump

Derry, N.H., Feb. 5 – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is no stranger to talking about disability issues on the campaign trail, but on Thursday, he became emotional talking about the topic while sharing a personal story about his daughter’s struggle with addiction. “I think we need to look at…

O’Malley, Rubio Pledge to Learn More About Higher Crime Rates Against People With Disabilities

Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 2 – People with disabilities are twice as likely to be victims of violent crime than people without disabilities, while people with disabilities between 12-15 and 35-49 are three times more likely to be victims of violent crimes. None of the presidential candidates has a plan…

Pataki: We are Failing our Veterans

Cleveland, August 6 – Former Gov. George Pataki calls for more assistance for veterans who return with disabilities. “When I think now of people with disabilities, what really comes to mind are veterans,” the Republican presidential hopeful said in an interview with The RespectAbility Report. “We should be doing far…

Santorum Takes on AbilityOne: “A nation is judged by how it treats the most vulnerable in society”

Washington, August 3 – Former Sen. Rick Santorum is lashing out against AbilityOne, an organization supposed to be helping people with disabilities find jobs, for allegedly not using its taxpayer-designated money to do so. “As the father of a special needs little girl, I am sickened by these revelations,” the…