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Freedom Friday: A Voter’s Guide For Persons With Disabilities

By April 8, 2016No Comments

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One in five voters is disabled, and 52% of voters have someone close to them with a disability

There’s a lot that people with disabilities want to see in a candidate. Number one, they want to see that the candidate has thought about their issues at all. You know, we’re one of every five Americans. That’s a very large group — 56 million Americans.

Jennifer Mizrahi, president of Respect Ability, an organization battling the stigmas and obstacles preventing individuals with disability from benefiting society. She says it’s important every voter knows where the presidential candidates stand when it comes to disabilities.

The organization has submitted a 16-point questionnaire to all presidential candidates concerning the rights and opportunities of the population with disability. She says some candidates have already put out position papers on the issue.

The Respect Ability Voter Guide can be found:

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