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Warren holds Twitter town hall with disabled activists

By ZACK BUDRYK, THE HILL (Published January 7, 2020)–Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) on Tuesday held a Twitter town hall with disabled activists in the #CripTheVote hashtag, which was created in 2015 to discuss the intersection of policy and disability issues. During the discussion, Warren confirmed her 2020 campaign includes disabled staffers, telling […]

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Buttigieg’s Plan for Parents With Disabilities Is a Blueprint for Other 2020 Candidates

ROBYN POWELL, REWIRE.NEWS.com Buttigieg’s plan covers a range of issues facing disabled people. But unlike other platforms released to date, his plan also includes the rights of parents with disabilities. (Published: November 5, 2019) South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released a 19-page plan on Saturday aimed at “systematically dismantling institutions that discriminate against people […]

News Vote 2020 Voting Rights

Not one 2020 candidate has a website that is accessible to the blind By S.E. SMITH, VOX The first stop to reaching disabled voters is making sure they can access your policy proposals. The growing list of presidential candidates has something in common beyond their Oval Office aspirations: None of them think disabled people should […]

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The Candidates’ Silence on Disability Rights During the Debates Is Nothing New

It is just one of many ways 2020 Democratic candidates have disregarded disability issues. By ROBYN POWELL REWIRE.NEWS Over two nights of debates, not a single Democratic presidential hopeful explicitly mentioned a traditionally overlooked voting bloc: people with disabilities. This failure to recognize disabled people is just one of the many ways 2020 candidates have […]

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People With Disabilities Face Challenges Campaigning for Office. This Group Wants to Change That

The American political class has become increasingly diverse in recent years, but people with disabilities remain extremely underrepresented — apart from a few notable politicians, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a paraplegic, and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in a grenade attack while serving in Iraq. By ABIGAIL ABRAMS, TIME […]