“The 2016 conversation has ignored disabled people. Now, they want to be heard.”
With all the issues that are being discussed by the presidential candidates, we must wonder if disability rights will be brought up. There are advocates that plan to take action and make disability rights a topic to be discussed. The goal is to encourage the candidates to pay attention to our largest minority. The small publicity that people with disabilities may get is certainly not the type that we want or need. An online forum has been made to help voice previously unheard opinions.
One of the co-creators, Alice Wong, said “We’re going to ask people with disabilities what issues matter to them most and encourage them to identify and highlight them. Many issues that are a priority to all voters, such as the economy, gun control, mental health, employment, healthcare, and Social Security, are of interest to people with disabilities as well.”
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