The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University
 

National forum presents candidates’ positions on disability issues

August 13, 2012 by cpehrson

This election year we all have an opportunity to make some decisions about the future of America.  Knowing how the candidates stand on important issues is essential in making the best choice that will lead to a better future for all people, including people with disabilities.

We will have a great opportunity to find out how the candidates stand on disability issues at the 2nd National Forum on Disability Issues that will take place on Friday, September 28 from approximately 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST.  The forum will be held in Columbus, Ohio, but anyone can participate online, as well.

This non-partisan forum invites presidential candidates to offer their visions of policy that affect people with disabilities. Invitees include President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The candidates will be given the opportunity to provide their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community.

All individuals with disabilities and disability advocates are invited to participate.  There are three ways to participate in the forum:

  • In person: The forum will be free and open to 500 individuals to attend in person. An electronic registration form will be available soon.
  • Online: The event will be streamed live on the web, and watch parties are being organized around the country. A recording will be made available afterward.
  • As a co-sponsor: Sponsorship is open to local and national organizations and individuals. Become a co-sponsor to help us make the most of this event!

Plan now to become an educated voter so that you can vote for the candidate who supports the issues that are important to you.

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