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Elected Officials Need to Hear from Constituents with Disabilities – Here’s How

Washington, D.C., March 27 – In these uncertain times, people with disabilities, their friends and their families are looking to elected officials at every level of government for answers. Often, however, people do not know how to connect to their members of Congress or how to send a message to their governor, state legislators or local officials. 

Thanks to technology, it has never been easier to reach out and make one’s voice heard. Every voice matters and leaders need to know that the disability community is an integral part of their voter base. 

More than half of the electorate self-identifies as having a disability, having a family member with a disability or having a close friend with a disability. Leaders at every level of government need to hear from their constituents with disabilities. 

In order to get in touch with elected and appointed officials online, there are several websites that list contact information:  

It is appropriate to contact elected officials with concerns and questions, as well as requests for assistance. To get involved or answers to detailed questions, please contact RespectAbility’s Policy and Practices Direct Philip Kahn-Pauli via email at   

To learn more about COVID-19, how it is impacting the disability community and what RespectAbility is doing about it, please visit

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