Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Presidential Election Information

2008 Presidential Action Center

As the Presidential election approaches, Family Voices encourages its members to become familiar with the candidate's views on disability issues. The National Forum on Disability Issues which took place recently in Ohio is archived as a webcast and can be viewed at your convenience. A link to the webcast, and other resources is here.

These are the current scheduled debates:
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008 First of three presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, at the University of Mississippi. Focuses on domestic policy

OCTOBER 2, 2008 Vice presidential debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, at Washington University, St. Louis

OCTOBER 7, 2008 Second of three presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, at Belmont University, Nashville. Town Hall format

OCTOBER 15, 2008 Third of three presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Focuses on foreign policy

and these are the convention dates for the parties:

AUGUST 25-28, 2008 Democratic
National Convention, Denver

SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2008 Republican
National Convention, Minneapolis

You can find candidate information for the major parties at:

Senator Barack Obama www.barackobama.com

Disability Platform www.barackobama.com/issues/disabilities

Senator John McCain www.johnmccain.com


The voter registration deadline for this election is October 4th in Indiana.

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