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 A Special Summit for Campaign Consultants, Hill Staff and Disability Leaders August 8, 2016 Schedule 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Voters with Disabilities and the Issues that Matter: From Employment and Empowerment to Criminal Justice and Beyond – Who are Americans with disabilities, and what do we want? Lauren Appelbaum, Director of Communications, RespectAbility Philip Pauli, [click to continue...]

RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization working to empower people with disabilities to achieve the American dream, is preparing a nonpartisan voter guide of all viable candidates in several Senate and gubernatorial elections on a variety of disability issues. This is being done in conjunction with our online publication, www.TheRespectAbilityReport.org, which is the definitive place for voters who [click to continue...]

Washington, Feb. 26 – RespectAbility is releasing its Super Tuesday Disability Vote Guide. The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former [click to continue...]

Washington, Jan. 30 – RespectAbility has released its first #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire for people with disabilities (PwDs). “Fully one-out-of-five voters have a disability, and 52 percent of likely voters have a loved one with a disability. There are 56 million Americans with disabilities, and we have the ability to determine who wins or loses [click to continue...]

Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint presentation (COMING SOON) Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Did you know there are 56 million Americans with disabilities? That 56 percent of likely voters say they, a family member, or a close friend has a disability? And the disability community spans partisanship? The disability community has the [click to continue...]

RespectAbility is asking all presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to fill out a questionnaire on disability issues.  During this presidential campaign, we have had the pleasure of covering all the candidates and their views on disability issues. Coverage of all the candidates can be found here: www.TheRespectAbilityReport.com. We have large email lists of [click to continue...]

Washington, Jan. 14 – Ahead of tonight’s Republican debate, the disability community is finally being heard and paid attention to by the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle. In a new ad released today, Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush highlights his fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Last week, Secretary Hillary Clinton became [click to continue...]

African Americans with Disabilities Much Less Likely to Be Diagnosed and Receive Services Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 11 – As the Democratic candidates for president address the Black and Brown Forum tonight, the nation’s mayors are calling on the candidates to speak out on urban issues impacting America’s cities. A major issue in cities across [click to continue...]

I’m Justin Chappell, one of The RespectAbility Report’s newest reporters. I also have Spina bifida, and, as a result, use a wheelchair. But this does not limit me. There are negative stigmas out there that discriminate against people with disabilities. But these stigmas are inaccurate and I live a very full life. Today I own my [click to continue...]

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