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Sen. Tom Harkin

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Senator Tom Harkin smiling headshot wearing a suitSen. Tom Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades. He served Iowa’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and was a U.S. Senator from 1985 to 2015. Sen. Harkin’s legacy policy priorities have included federal farm policy, civil rights for Americans with disabilities, childhood nutrition and food access, healthcare access and reform, labor issues, and access to and improvement of education. He co-authored the Americans with Disabilities Act and was its chief sponsor in the Senate. He lives in the house where he was born in Cumming, Iowa.

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Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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