In America, about 1 in 5 people has a disability.
Almost every political issue has some effect on the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and their support network. Disability issues range from health care, transportation, employment, education, housing, to civil rights.
What does it mean to say, “I vote disability issues?” We’ve distilled it down to two things:
We believe that everyone benefits when people with disabilities are empowered to participate in all aspects of society. In other words, people with disabilities have every right to live, work, learn, volunteer, vote, worship, and do the things they enjoy in the community.
We believe that everyone should have access to the support they need when they need it. This means investing state and federal dollars into the system of services for people with disabilities in order to eliminate the waitlist, and so that service providers can pay Direct Support Professionals fair and competitive wages.