Sep 17 2012

Ask Your Candidates Where They Stand

Posted by BPDD at 3:20 PM
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- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Prepare to vote on November 6, 2012!

Critical decisions will be made by candidates elected to offices in November. The future of Medicaid, education, employment, and a host of other issues that affect people with disabilities could be at stake. Now is the time to find out where political candidates stand on disability issues.

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition created key questions that disability advocates can use to learn more about the positions of federal and state candidates. 5 Key Questions for Federal Candidates and 6 Key Questions for State Candidates also include tips for how to use the questions and helpful background information. The questions can be posted on a candidate’s Facebook page, sent by e-mail, or asked at town hall and other meetings.

Also, the 2013-2015 Wisconsin Self-Advocate State Budget can be used as a resource this election season. This document highlights issues important to people with disabilities in Wisconsin and makes specific state budget recommendations.

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has more information about voting in Wisconsin.

 

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