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Jeb Bush Reaches out on Disability Issues

Washington, April 16 – Former Governor Jeb Bush, who has not yet officially announced his candidacy for the president of the United States, joined Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to celebrate the Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act passed by the Mississippi Legislature earlier this year. Bryant had previously made Mississippi an Employment First state for people with disabilities, declaring that employment is the first priority and preferred outcome for people with disabilities.

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Clinton Video Skips People With Disabilities

Washington, April 13 – Yesterday the Hillary Clinton campaign released its launch video, which included many different individuals and families who represented diversity in America. But nowhere in the video could you see anyone with a disability. This is a key voting group across America, including the four first voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

In response, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbilityUSA.org, a national non-partisan organization advocating for America’s 56 million people with disabilities, said, “Fully one-in-five Americans have a disability and the majority of voters have a loved one with a disability. We urge Hillary Clinton and all the other presidential candidates to focus on jobs for people with disabilities. We want to be included in the ‘Opportunity Agenda!’”

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