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Your Help is Needed on Disability Campaign Questionnaire!

With just 39 days until Election Day, we need your help. RespectAbility is calling on all candidates for governor or Senate to complete the #PwDsVote Senate & Gubernatorial Disability Questionnaire. “PwDs” stands for “people with disabilities.” So far, Hillary Clinton and 30 candidates for Senate or Governor from both parties have done so.

Now we’re calling on you to help to encourage the remainder. A number of candidates, including Mr. Trump, have yet to fill out a nonpartisan candidate questionnaire on issues vital to America’s 56 million citizens with disabilities!

The down-ballot responses received so far are from candidates on both sides of the aisle – with 18 from Democrats and 12 from Republicans, demonstrating how disability rights is a nonpartisan issue.

Can I count on you to call and/or tweet the remaining candidates and ask that they respond to the questionnaire?

Tell them why it’s important to you! You can find a lot more information about the questionnaire in the release we first sent out earlier this month.

This is the first time down-ballot candidates have been asked to complete a questionnaire about disability-related issues on such a wide scale. The answers to these questionnaires are being posted on The RespectAbility Report and will be used for individualized state voter guides.

This linked Excel list (shown below with some information as well) includes candidates’ email addresses, phone numbers, appropriate contact person (where we could identify) and Twitter handles. When a candidate responds, the spreadsheet is updated in real-time to include a link to their responses that have been posted on The RespectAbility Report.

Sample Tweets (replace @ with the candidate’s Twitter handle):

  • @ Please fill out @Respect_Ability’s #PwDsVote disability questionnaire: We’re 20% of country!
  • @ Don’t ignore 1-in-5 Americans! Fill out @Respect_Ability’s #PwDsVote disability questionnaire:

Non-Twitter Options

Email and call the candidates’ HQ or email their campaign office. Please find a table of contact information below, which is accurate as of Thursday, September 29. The linked Excel document includes phone numbers and will be updated in real-time as candidates submit more responses or new contact information is shared.

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30 Senate and gubernatorial candidates have responded to the #PwDsVote Senate & Gubernatorial Disability Questionnaire so far! Help RespectAbility encourage all candidates to respond so we can learn more about their their views on issues for people with disabilities. (link to post:

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Questions? Email Lauren Appelbaum: [email protected].


Absentee and early voting starts soon. Be sure you are registered to vote and encourage others to do the same!

All the best,
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
President, RespectAbility

Governor Races

(As of September 29, 2016 – will be updated throughout season)


State  Name Email Address Twitter Handle Response
Delaware – R Colin Bonini [email protected] @colinbonini
Delaware – D John Carney [email protected] @john_carney
Indiana – D John Gregg [email protected] @GreggForGov
Indiana – R Eric Holcomb [email protected] @HolcombForIN
Missouri – R Eric Greitens [email protected] @EricGreitens
Missouri – D Chris Koster [email protected] @Koster4Missouri
Montana – D Steve Bullock [email protected] @BullockForMT
Montana – R Greg Gianforte [email protected] @GregForMontana
New Hampshire – D (lost primary) Derek Dextraze [email protected] @derekdeztraze
New Hampshire – R Chris Sununu [email protected] @ChrisSununu
New Hampshire – D Colin Van Ostern [email protected] @ColinVanOstern
North Carolina – D Roy Cooper [email protected] @roycoopernc
North Carolina – R Pat McCrory [email protected] @PatMcCroryNC
North Dakota – R Doug Burgum [email protected] @DougForDakota DECLINED TO RESPOND
North Dakota – D Marvin Nelson [email protected] @nelsonfornd
Oregon – D Kate Brown [email protected] @KateBrownForOR
Oregon – R Bud Pierce [email protected] @BudPierce4Gov
Utah – R Gary Herbert [email protected] @HerbertForUtah
Utah – D Mike Weinholtz [email protected] @mikeforutah
Vermont – D Sue Minter [email protected] @SueMinterVT
Vermont – R Phil Scott [email protected] @philscott4vt
Washington – R Bill Bryant [email protected] @BillBryantWA
Washington – D Jay Inslee [email protected] @JayInslee
West Virginia – R Bill Cole [email protected] @BillColeWV
West Virginia – D Jim Justice [email protected] @justiceforwv  


Senate Races

(Candidates as of September 29, 2016 – will be updated throughout season)



State Name Email Address Twitter Handle Response
Alabama – R Richard Shelby [email protected] @SenShelby
Alabama – D Ron Crumpton [email protected] @Crumpton_US_Sen
Alaska – R Lisa Murkowski [email protected] @lisamurkowski
Alaska – D Ray Metcalfe [email protected] @Ray4AKSenate
Arizona – R John McCain [email protected] @TeamMcCain
Arizona – D Ann Kirkpatrick [email protected] @ann_kirkpatrick
Arkansas – R John Boozman [email protected] @boozman4AR
Arkansas – D Conner Eldridge [email protected] @connerforar
California – D Kamala Harris [email protected] @KamalaHarris
California – D Loretta Sanchez [email protected] @Loretta2016
Colorado – D Michael Bennet [email protected] @BennetForCO
Colorado – R Darryl Glenn [email protected] @darrylglenn2016 DECLINED TO RESPOND
Connecticut – D Richard Blumenthal [email protected] @SenBlumenthal
Connecticut – R Dan Carter [email protected] @dancarterct DECLINED TO RESPOND
Florida – D Patrick Murphy [email protected] @PatrickMurphyFL
Florida – R Marco Rubio [email protected] @marcorubio
Florida – R (lost primary) Dwight Young [email protected] @dy4senate2016
Georgia – R Johnny Isakson [email protected]  @JohnnyIsakson
Georgia – D Jim Barksdale [email protected] @jimbarksdale
Hawaii – D Brian Schatz [email protected] @brianschatz
Hawaii – R John Caroll [email protected] @carroll4senate
Idaho – R Mike Crapo [email protected] @crapo4senate
Idaho – D Jerry Sturgill [email protected].com @sturgill4idaho
Illinois – D Tammy Duckworth [email protected] @tammyforIL
Illinois – R Mark Kirk [email protected] @markkirk
Indiana – D Evan Bayh [email protected] @EvanBayh DECLINED TO RESPOND
Indiana – R Todd Young [email protected] @ToddYoungIN DECLINED TO RESPOND
Iowa – R Chuck Grassley [email protected] @ChuckGrassley
Iowa – D Patty Judge [email protected] @pattyforiowa
Kansas – R Jerry Moran [email protected] @moranforkansas
Kansas – D Patrick Wiesner [email protected] @wiesner4senate
Kentucky – R Rand Paul [email protected] @RandPaul2016
Kentucky – D Jim Gray [email protected] @grayforKentucky
Louisiana – R Charles Boustany [email protected] @cboustanyjr DECLINED TO RESPOND
Louisiana – D Foster Campbell [email protected] @campbellforLa
Louisiana – R Joseph Cao [email protected]
Louisiana – D Caroline Fayard [email protected] @FayardforSenate
Louisiana – R John Fleming [email protected] @FlemingforLA
Louisiana – R John Kennedy [email protected] @JohnKennedyLA
Louisiana – R Rob Maness [email protected] @RobManess DECLINED TO RESPOND
Louisiana – R Abhay Patel [email protected] @patelforLA
Louisiana – D Josh Pellerin [email protected]
Maryland – R Kathy Szeliga [email protected] @KathyforMD
Maryland – D Chris Van Hollen [email protected] @VanHollenForMD
Missouri – R Roy Blunt [email protected] @RoyBluntMO
Missouri – D Jason Kander [email protected] @JasonKander
Nevada – R Joe Heck [email protected] @heck4nevada
Nevada – D Catherine Masto [email protected] @catherinefornv
New Hampshire – R Kelly Ayotte [email protected] @KellyAyotte
New Hampshire – D Maggie Hassan [email protected] @Maggie_Hassan
New York – D Chuck Schumer [email protected] @chuckschumer
New York – R Wendy Long [email protected] @wendylongny
North Carolina – R Richard Burr [email protected] @burrforsenate
North Carolina – D Deborah Ross [email protected] @deborahrossnc
North Dakota – R John Hoeven [email protected] @hoeven4senate DECLINED TO RESPOND
North Dakota – D Eliot Glassheim [email protected] @eliot4nd
Ohio – R Rob Portman [email protected] @robportman
Ohio – D Ted Strickland [email protected] @Ted_Strickland
Oklahoma – R James Lankford [email protected] @jameslankford
Oklahoma – D Mike Workman [email protected] @workmanistan
Oregon – D Ron Wyden [email protected] @wydenfororegon
Oregon – R Mark Callahan [email protected] @callahan4oregon
Pennsylvania – D Katie McGinty [email protected] @KatieMcGintyPA
Pennsylvania – R Pat Toomey [email protected] @PatToomey
South Carolina – R Tim Scott [email protected] @votetimscott
South Carolina – D Thomas Dixon [email protected] @dixonforsenate
South Dakota – R John Thune [email protected] @johnthune
South Dakota – D Jay Williams [email protected] @jay4senate
Utah – R Mike Lee [email protected] @MikeLeeforUtah
Utah – D Misty Snow [email protected] @mistyksnow
Vermont – D Patrick Leahy [email protected] @patrickleahy
Vermont – R Scott Milne [email protected] @milneforvt
Washington – D Patty Murray [email protected] @MurrayCampaign
Washington – R Chris Vance [email protected] @chrisvance123
Wisconsin – D Russ Feingold [email protected] @russfeingold
Wisconsin – R Ron Johnson [email protected] @ronjohnsonwi


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