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Category: Marco Rubio

Rubio’s Family Forms Foundation for His Support of Disability Issues

Bow, N.H., Feb. 3 – Rubio credits his father and grandfather with shaping his views about people with disabilities. “The two most influential men growing up in my life were my father and my grandfather. They both happened to be disabled,” presidential candidate Marco Rubio said in Bow, New Hampshire…

Rubio Promotes a Plan For People With Preexisting Conditions To Purchase Healthcare

Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 10 – Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio called for high-risk pools at the state level for people with preexisting conditions. “For someone with a disability or a preexisting condition or a chronic illness that makes it difficult to ensure, that’s where I think government can…

O’Malley, Rubio Pledge to Learn More About Higher Crime Rates Against People With Disabilities

Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 2 – People with disabilities are twice as likely to be victims of violent crime than people without disabilities, while people with disabilities between 12-15 and 35-49 are three times more likely to be victims of violent crimes. None of the presidential candidates has a plan…

Rubio Pledges to Address Disability Stigma Head-On

Littleton, NH, Dec. 29 – Sen. Marco Rubio said he would use “the platform of the presidency” to talk about disabilities in order to reduce stigma around mental illness and other disabilities. “There’s a real stigma about mental illness in America,” the presidential hopeful said in Littleton, N.H., last week.…

Rubio Promotes Early Intervention, Education for Children with Disabilities

Rochester, NH, Dec. 23 – Sen. Marco Rubio stressed the importance of early intervention and education when asked on Monday how he would help people with disabilities achieve employment success and the American Dream by RespectAbility Fellow James Trout, who has Asperger’s syndrome. “You get those first few years –…

Rubio: End Stigma Surrounding Vocational Education

Washington, Nov. 11 – While disability issues were not discussed during last night’s debate, Republican hopeful Marco Rubio brought up a very important topic – the stigma attached to vocational training as an alternative to traditional college. “For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational…