Washington, D.C., Oct. 7 – RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, has asked gubernatorial candidates on all sides of the aisle to fill out a questionnaire on disability issues.
Laura Kelly, a Democratic candidate and current Senate Minority Whip for the Kansas Senate, is the first gubernatorial candidate in Kansas to complete the full 2018 #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire.
RespectAbility is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates. The questionnaire is purely for educational purposes.
This is important for Kansas’ 371,000 citizens with disabilities. Only 45 percent of the 180,800 working-age people with disabilities in Kansas are employed. Further, there are more than 38,000 youth with disabilities and each year a quarter of them will age out of school into an uncertain future.