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Election 2020: Candidate Outreach to Voters with Disabilities

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With the 2020 election just weeks away, candidates and campaigns are scrambling to reach persuadable voters and earn their vote. Researchers at Rutgers University estimate there are 38.3 million voters with a disability eligible to vote this November. From former Vice President Biden to candidates in down-ballot races at the state level, political candidates are reaching out to voters with disabilities and talking about the issues that matter most to them.

Featuring speakers from the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and RespectAbility as well as self-advocates from the community, watch a fascinating discussion about what campaigns and candidates have been doing to reach out to the disability community. [continue reading…]

Webinar: Hope for the Best – Prepare for the Worst: Wills and Special Needs Trusts

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Speakers:
Evan Krame, Rabbi and Lawyer
Michelle Wolf, Founding Executive Director, Jewish Los Angeles Special Trust
Frederick M. Misilo, Jr., President, The Arc and President, Fletcher Tilton, PC

With the COVID-19 crisis, people are writing their wills faster than ever before. However, if you have a loved one with a disability, you need to know how to protect both their access to ongoing disability services and assets. This session gave key information on how special needs trusts can help you avoid having a well-intentioned will cut someone off their life-saving access to healthcare or their housing or job supports. Hear from caring experts who will help you provide for the safety and security of those who you love most! [continue reading…]

NEW POLL DATA: Voters with Disabilities and the 2020 Election

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As the country is gripped with issues surrounding the coronavirus, find out what the community who is the most at risk – people with disabilities – cares about and who they are supporting in the upcoming 2020 election cycle.

Stan Greenberg PhD from the polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR) and the disability inclusion organization RespectAbility discussed new findings from a recently completed phone poll of 1,000 registered voters in a 16-state Presidential and Senate battleground, conducted by Democracy Corps and Greenberg Research. [continue reading…]

Webinar: COVID-19, Disability & Mental Health

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Speakers:
Moderator: Philip Kahn-Pauli, Policy Director, RespectAbility
Lori Golden, Abilities Strategy Leader, Ernst & Young, LLP
Donna Meltzer, CEO, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
German Parodi, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies
Shaylin Sluzalis, Co-Executive Director, Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

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Empowerment for Latinas with Disabilities and Their Allies

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Empowerment for Female College Students with Disabilities and Their Allies

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