Rockville, Md., Oct. 13 – RespectAbility hosted the first of many debate watch parties at our new offices in Rockville, Md. Members of the disability community and other community leaders joined together to enjoy a night of networking over pizza and watching episodes of West Wing while waiting for the debate to begin.
RespectAbility staff and guests tweeted about the important issues candidates raised concerning the disability community. While disability issues were not a leading topic during the first Democratic primary debate, some important discussions revolved around both disabled veterans and mental health issues.
RespectAbility will continue to host debate watching parties for the community throughut the primary and general election season. During each debate, we will tweet candidates’ staff and political journalists urging them to cover our issues.