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New Mexico’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 21 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in New Mexico, RespectAbility is releasing its New Mexico Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton is the only presidential candidate to have completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign…

Wyoming’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Wyoming, RespectAbility is releasing its Wyoming Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign…

Rhode Island Disability Voters Guide Released

NOTE: Since the release of this guide, Rep. Jim Langevin completed the questionnaire. View his responses here: Rhode Island’s Jim Langevin Completes #PwDsVote Campaign Questionnaire. Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Rhode Island, RespectAbility is releasing its Rhode Island Disability Voter Guide for…

New Jersey’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in New Jersey, RespectAbility is releasing its New Jersey Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote…

Minnesota’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Minnesota, RespectAbility is releasing its Minnesota Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign…

Michigan’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Michigan, RespectAbility is releasing its Michigan Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign…

Massachusetts’ Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Massachusetts, RespectAbility releasing its Massachusetts Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was…

Maine’s Disability Voters Guide Released

Washington, Oct. 14 – As voters get ready to head to the polls in Maine, RespectAbility is releasing its Maine Disability Voter Guide for the upcoming presidential election. Democrat Hillary Clinton has completed the #PwDsVote Disability Campaign Questionnaire, but Republican Donald Trump has yet to do so. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign…

Harkin Highlights ADA at DNC in Show of Disability Inclusion, Pushes for Competitive Integrated Employment

Harkin signing America while on DNC stage
Sen. Harkin teaching DNC attendees how to sign “America”

Philadelphia, July 27 – The second night of the DNC began with a tribute to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was celebrating its 26 years since it was signed into law. In doing so, it answered some disability activists’ criticisms that while the DNC has highlighted and included people with disabilities such as Anastasia Somoza on the first night, there had been little substantive conversation regarding disability issues on the main stage.

“We are a better nation because of the ADA. But we still have a way to go to build a truly inclusive America,” former Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said. “When, 26 years later, 70 percent of adults with disabilities aren’t in the workforce, it’s time to take action. That’s why Hillary Clinton wants to ensure people with disabilities are judged by their potential and have the tools to secure competitive integrated employment.”

Second Night of RNC Elects to Make Only Some of America Work Again

Cleveland, July 20 – Following Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” last night’s theme of the Republican National Convention was “Make America Work Again.” A more appropriate title might have been “Make Some of America Work Again,” as the employment of people with disabilities was…