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October 26, 2012

Message from National ADAPT

With the Presidential campaign in its final weeks, Medicaid has finally been highlighted. When it comes to Medicaid, the difference between the candidates is dramatic so ADAPT ended the Harrisburg action by protesting at the Romney-Ryan campaign office. When we were asked if we were being partisan by just hitting the Republican candidate, we pointed out that we were not protesting because of the party. We weren’t even protesting because of the person. We were protesting because of their plan.

October 26, 2012

Friends, serious challenges confront our great nation. In the next four years, decisions will be made that will impact us as people with disabilities, our neighbors, friends, and families. Ask yourself who do you trust to make these tough decisions? A President that works tirelessly for our rights or someone who has not listened to our community?

October 25, 2012

People with disabilities who can't go to the polls on Election Day have another way to empower themselves - by mailing in their votes
http://yourhub.denverpost.com/denver/mail-voting-important-option-disabled-

October 25, 2012

Your Right to Vote
If you are a person with a disability and understand what it means to vote, Federal law guarantees you the right to vote in an accessible way.  This right is held by people with hearing, visual, intellectual, psychiatric, mobility, speech and other disabilities.

October 24, 2012
By Becky Ogle: A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Romney fans.
October 24, 2012

By Becky Ogle, DP&P Chair

Disability rights leaders,

You are receiving this message as the clock ticks down to the election day -- November 6, 2012 -- in an effort to persuade each and every recipient to join me and millions of others to become involved in politics as if your life depended upon it, because it does.  This last phrase is taken from my very good friend, the late Justin Dart, Jr.

October 23, 2012

By Jamal Mazrui, DP&P Board Member

Voters with disabilities face a clear choice on the issue of health care in the 2012 elections.  Governor Romney and the Republican platform have committed to the immediate, complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act -- informally called Obamacare.  In stark Contrast, President Obama and the Democratic platform have committed to the continuing, full implementation of the law.  There has been no disagreement among organizations concerned with disability interests:  they have all expressed strong support for Obamacare.