Family Voices Indiana shares the following information with its members so they can educate themselves on where the candidates stand on disability issues.
The National Forum on Disability Issues is an historic nonpartisan event. The 2012 event builds on the success of the first ever forum organized by the disability community in 2008. The forum will focus on the disability positions of the 2012 Presidential candidates. Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat from Ohio will also be invited to participate. The candidates will be given the opportunity to provide their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community.
Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers(R-WA) are speaking on behalf of their respective parties at the National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI) to present their campaign's positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities.
Each representative will occupy the stage exclusively for 30 minutes. During that time, they will have 10 minutes to present their party's vision for the future on disability policy in America and 20 minutes to respond to questions presented by Sesno. Questions for the session have been generated by the disability community. Each candidate has the opportunity to address such topics as employment, health care, long-term community-based services and supports, education, transportation, housing, and research.
A capacity crowd of 500 Americans with disabilities are attending the forum, while more than 2,000 have registered for the live webcast. Individuals interested in registering for the live webcast can do so at www.nfdi.org.