American Association of People with Disabilities
Presidential Candidate Questionnaire
Encourage the Candidates to Address Disability Issues!
Dear Presidential Candidate:
More than 15 million people with disabilities voted in the 2012 presidential election.
As people with disabilities, we want to live independent lives and contribute our talent and energy to the future success of our great nation. The 56 million Americans with disabilities make remarkable and valuable contributions to our communities. Despite these contributions and despite our numbers, Americans with disabilities continue to face discrimination in many arenas including employment, housing, transportation, health care, and education.
To benefit from the skills and abilities of people with disabilities, candidates for public office must address these disparities and set forth a vision to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities and our full inclusion in society.
In an effort to inform the disability community of your disability policy positions, initiatives, and priorities, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), and the REV UP America Campaign have developed this presidential candidate questionnaire. We, believe the issues addressed in this questionnaire are vital to ensuring all individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to achieve the American Dream and therefore request your response.
We greatly appreciate your time and attention to our concerns. If you have any questions, please contact Helena Berger, President & CEO, AAPD, 202-521-4315, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Buckland, Executive Director, NCIL, 202-207-0334, email@example.com.
We look forward to sharing your responses with the 35 million eligible voters of the disability community!